Diego is a CONCYTEC-Peru scholar at Imperial College London. His research focuses on developing a new methodology for economic valuation of ecosystem services of the Peruvian Amazonian region, based on environmental quality.
Diego holds a Law degree from San Martin de Porres University (Peru) and a Master of Science degree in Environmental, Economic, and Social Sustainability from Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain).
He has worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Peru, the Bureau for International des Expositions, and the Congress of the Republic of Peru focusing on environmental issues. Diego has also collaborated with the Citizen Organization for Climate Change (MOCICC), member of Climate Action Network, for developing the Peruvian position for COP21 held in Paris, in 2016.
Diego has research interests in Environmental Law and Policy, Environmental Economics, Ecosystem Services, and Conservation. He is very committed to filling the gap between science and decision-making.
Hopkins Alfaro D, Makuch Z, Makuch K, 2019, Analysing trade-offs in management decision-making between Ecosystem services, Biodiversity conservation, and Commodity production in Peruvian Amazon National Reserve Environment and Ecosystem Science, Environment and Ecosystem Science, Vol:3, ISSN:2521-0483, Pages:1-8
Hopkins D, 2014, Análisis Legislativo Comparado de Protección Ambiental España – Perú. El futuro de la Conservación de Espacios Naturales, Revista De Derecho Ambiental De La Universidad De Palermo, ISSN:2250-8120