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Elena Borasino

Southern Tropical Andes Fellows Program, Lima, Perú

Elena Borasino has estimated the environmental costs generated by the emission of greenhouse gases from hydroelectric dam Inambari. The 2,000 MW dam is the first of a series of hydroelectric dams planned in the Peruvian Amazon. The results indicate that the dam's construction and associated infrastructure would generate more emissions than alternative sources of electricity. Elena is an economist graduate from Pacific University in Peru and is pursuing a master's degree in economic development in the Netherlands. This project was supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.