Steven leads the UN regulatory and policy stream and advises CCC’s funds on policy and regulatory developments of the international carbon market and broader international climate policy developments.
In relation to CCC’s research programme he focuses on financing mechanisms and financial products to support policy incentives. He is active in the discussions around new flexible mechanisms and the evolution of carbon finance under the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) and Kyoto Protocol. Steven leads CCC’s finance pieces for the EU Commission’s “Global Sectoral Approaches” project with CCAP (Centre for Clean Air Policy), focusing on Mexico and China.
He Chairs the Post 2012 and Institutional Reform working group of the Carbon Markets and Investors Association. He is also involved in the creation of a new platform to facilitate a dialogue between business, decision makers and representatives from the international community around emission trading schemes and broader policies related to climate change.
Prior to joining CCC, he worked on linkages between climate change regulation and development at ODI (Overseas Development Institute). As a qualified Mexican lawyer he has experience in environmental and planning law. He has provided legal advice to international and domestic companies with regard to compliance with environmental legislation and has negotiated with Mexican environmental authorities on behalf of clients. Steven holds a law degree from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City and a Master’s in Law from the London School of Economics.