Julio Rivera Alejo
International Policy Associate
Julio joined CCAP in January 2018 and supports CCAP’s international sustainable development and mitigation policy work, with a focus on the waste sector in Latin America.
Prior to joining CCAP, Julio worked for Sustainlabour – International Labor Foundation for Sustainable Development, a global non-profit organization working worldwide with trade unions and other social actors to promote sustainable development. There he worked on an international project in Peru in partnership with the UN Environment Program (UNEP) and the International Labor Organization (ILO) under the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE). In addition to this, he led a research study commissioned by UNEP presenting case studies of trade unions’ action on climate change. Julio also worked as a Climate and Environment Intern at the United Nations Global Compact, where he conducted research on business climate action and organized webinars on corporate carbon pricing. During his time at The Fletcher School (Tufts University), he was hired as a Research Assistant to co-author a report on carbon pricing as part of a project with the World Bank Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC). More recently, he interned at CDP supporting the Matchmaker program, which seeks to connect cities and investors to finance the implementation of climate-related projects at the local level.
Julio holds an MA in International Energy and Environmental Policy and International Political Economy from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He received a BA in International Relations and a MA in Environmental Studies from Complutense University of Madrid (UCM). Julio is originally from Spain.