Raúl Tolmos is an environmental specialist at the World Bank. His areas of expertise include the economic appraisal of environmental resources, economic analysis of natural resource management, financial analysis of nature reserve systems, environmental management and policy and climate change.
Before joining the World Bank, he was director of the Social and Economic Analysis Unit of the Social Development Secretariat in Mexico, Senior Environmental Specialist of the National Environmental Council in Peru and Environment and Energy Program Officer at the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). He also served as a consultant to the Ministry of the Economy and Finance, the Inter-American Development Bank, the German Agency for International Cooperation, the Economic Commission for Latin America, the World Bank, the National Ecology Institute (Mexico), the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, the Canadian International Development Agency, the UNDP, the Embassy of the Netherlands, World Wildlife Fund-UK, Pronaturaleza, Abt Associates, EFTEC Ltd. and H. J. Ruitenbeek Resources Ltd. He also taught environmental economics at the Universidad Católica del Perú, the Universidad del Pacífico, FLACSO (Mexico), the Universidad Nacional de Piura and the Universidad Pedro Ruíz Gallo (Lambayeque).
At the World Bank, he develops projects in Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Peru, where he provides technical assistance in environmental management and safeguards during the project design phase and support to the implementation of projects in sectors such as urban transport, rural development, nature reserves, renewable energy, water and sanitation and climate change.
Tolmos earned an economics degree from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and a master’s degree in environmental economics and natural resources from University College London. He also holds a master’s degree in international development from Jones International University. He has earned certificates in sustainable environmental management from the University of California at Berkeley and in climate change and development from the University of East Anglia in Great Britain.