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Blas L. Pérez Henríquez

Blas L. Pérez Henríquez

Founding Director, The California Global Energy, Water & Infrastructure Innovation Initiative

Blas Pérez Henríquez founded and serves as director of the California Global Energy, Water & Infrastructure Innovation Initiative at Stanford University, sponsored by the Bill Lane Center for the American West and the Precourt Institute for Energy. He is also the faculty director of the Local Governance Summer Institute @ Stanford (LGSI) and of the Smart City: Policy, Strategy and Innovation Institute @ Stanford.

He is a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the School of Engineering and Sciences of the Technological Institute of Superior Studies of Monterrey (ITESM) in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, and has served as Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in London, United Kingdom, and as Guest Professor at the Centre of Economics Research and Teaching (CIDE) in Mexico City, Mexico.

He is the author of “Environmental Commodities and Emissions Trading: Towards a Low Carbon Future,” Resources for the Future – RFF Press/Routledge, Washington, DC (2013) and co-editor of “Carbon Governance, Climate Change and Business Transformation,” Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research, Taylor & Francis Group, Oxford, UK (2015). He most recently co-edited the book "High-Speed Rail and Sustainability, Decision-making and the political economy of investment," Routlege Explorations in Environmental Studies, Taylor & Francis Group, Oxford, UK (2017).  He has written on public-private environmental and energy collaboration in Silicon Valley, and on the use of information technology to support environmental markets and smart policymaking.

Pérez Henríquez is a member of the Mexico – United States Entrepreneurship & Innovation Council (MUSEIC) and is the U.S. Co-chair of the MUSEIC Energy & Sustainability Subcommittee. He also serves on the International Advisory Board of Public Administration & Policy: An Asia-Pacific Journal. From 2002 to 2015, he directed UC Berkeley’s Center for Environmental Public Policy which he had founded, and was a faculty member of the Goldman School of Public Policy. He has served as an ex-officio member of the Goldman School advisory board (2002 -2012), and as a Quarterly Chair of the Commonwealth Club of California, the nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum.

Pérez Henríquez holds a Masters and a Ph.D. in Public Policy from UC Berkeley, a law degree from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), a diploma in Public Policy from the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM), and a certificate in Compared Environmental US – EU Law & Policy from Indiana University, Leiden & Rotterdam Universities.

Projects

US-Mexico Energy-Water Nexus Projects

Local Governance Summer Institute at Stanford

 

Publications

Books

Co-edited:  High-Speed Rail and Sustainability: Decision-Making and the Political Economy of Investment, Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies, Taylor & Francis Group, Oxford, UK (2017).

Co-edited: Carbon Governance, Climate Change and Business Transformation, Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research, Taylor & Francis Group, Oxford, UK (2014).

Self-Authored: Environmental Commodities and Emissions Trading: Towards a Low Carbon Future, Resources for the Future, RFF Press/Routledge, Washington, DC (2013).

Chapters:

Chapter XIII: “Sustainable Silicon Valley: A Model Regional Partnership, in Enhancing the Effectiveness of Sustainability Partnerships: Summary of a Workshop,” The National Academies Press, Washington, DC (2009).

Co-authored with Michael Nacht, Chapter 6: Securing America’s Borders and Ports, in Stephen M. Maurer (Ed). WMD Terrorism,Science and Policy Choices, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA (2009).

Selected Articles

Information Technology – The Unsung Hero of Market-Based Environmental Policies,” Resources, RFF Press, Washington, DC (Fall/Winter 2004).

Policy Report: Methodology for the Development of a Model Integrated Waste Tire Management Plan Framework for Baja California, California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery – Cal Recycle (November 2012)