Julio Rivera Alejo
Julio joined CCAP in January 2018 and supports CCAP’s international sustainable development and mitigation policy work, with a focus in Latin America. Currently based in Peru, Julio supports governments in Latin America to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Recent work includes spearheading technical analysis of potential “internationally transferred mitigation outcomes” in Chile and Peru, supporting workshops in Peru to foster Green Climate Fund applications that align with national priorities, and conducting policy, economic, and technical analysis and stakeholder engagement to develop methane mitigation projects in the waste sector in Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.
Julio has also worked as a consultant for the Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB) to produce a report on climate change and sustainable development in Ibero-America that was presented by the SEGIB Secretary General at the 2018 Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government in Guatemala. 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. 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) and an article on emission trading systems that was published at Climate Policy Journal. 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.