Deborah Delgado Pugley is Professor and Researcher of Sociology at PUCP. Her research focus on global environmental politics, sustainable development policies and environmental issues at the community level. Recent projects include the impact assessment of of oil spills in amazonian communities and local universities involvement in climate policies. She is interested in indigenous social movements, human and environmental rights, natural resources management, climate change policies related to forests (REDD) and development. She holds a PhD in Development Studies and Sociology at the Université Catholique de Louvain and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales of Paris.