Lorena is the City Adviser for Lima, Peru, as part of C40’s UCAP Climate Action Implementation Programme. She worked in the climate change departament at the Ministry of Environment of Peru, within the energy and the environmental regulator sectors, as a researcher of the climate emergency implementation in the United Kingdom local councils, and as a Fellowship Coordinator at Student Energy. Lawyer specialised in environmental law and climate change.

Highest Level of Education

Master's Degree

Current Job/Study field

Civil Society (NGOs and Think Tanks)


Peru Flag Peru

Current employer

C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group

Work experience

  • City adviser
    C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group - Full-time From April 2022 to Present

    I lead the implementation of climate action plans with an equity, inclusion and diversity approach within the city's governance framework. rnManaging several climate mitigation projects (over 1 million USD) within the city in sustainable transport. rnCollaborating closely with technical advisors across finance, inclusion, reporting and co-benefits for the cityrn

  • Energy Fellowship Coordinator
    Student Energy - Contract / consultant From July 2021 to March 2022

    Technical coordination of 45 energy and climate change projects led by young people from the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa.

  • Climate change specialist
    Ministry of Environment of Peru - Full-time From December 2020 to January 2022

    Design of policies, plans and strategies aligned to the Paris Agreement (REDD+, strengthening of NDC regulation).rnImplementation of projects of international cooperation agencies uch as GEF and UNDP.

  • Climate emergency researcher
    ARUP - Internship From April 2020 to September 2020

    Identifying challenges in the process of implementing the declared Climate Emergency in UK local authorities: transport, energy and climate finance.

  • Analist in Energy and International Cooperation
    Energy Regulatory Agency of Peru (Osinergmin) / International Confederation of Energy Regulators (ICER) - Full-time From April 2018 to September 2019

    Planning and management of national and international energy relations with government departments, diplomatic missions, and international organizations.

  • Analist in Energy and Mining
    Environmental Assessment and Enforcement Agency - Full-time From August 2014 to December 2017

    Negotiation, environmental management and environmental supervision.rnManagement of administrative sanctioning procedures in mining, energy, fisheries, and industry. Assessment of mining social commitments.rnAnalysis and execution of legal actions in the framework of oil spill in the Peruvian Amazon.


  • MAster in Public Administration u2013 Energy, Technology and Climate Policy
    University College London, University of London From September 2019 to October 2020
  • Law
    Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú From March 2008 to July 2014

Executive Education

  • PGCert Sustainable Environmental Management
    UC Berkeley, United States Issued July 2016
  • Land Policy and Climate Action in Latin American Cities
    Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Issued December 2022

Area of expertise

Climate policy Energy Law Energy policy Environmental policy Environmental Regulation Portfolio management


  • English
  • Latin American Spanish


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