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Steven Gray Senior Associate

Steven  Gray, Senior Associate

Steven Gray is a public international lawyer with 15 years of experience climate change law. He is currently collaborating with the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership where he leads their work with the Pacific Alliance Green Growth Group.


Steven worked at Carbon Trust’s (CT) Policy & Markets team in 2014 where he focused on SME energy efficiency governance, finance and technical assistance in Mexico. In 2015 he was appointed Director of Carbon Trust Mexico with responsibility for the operation on the Mexican office, legal representation and oversight of projects.

Before joining the Carbon Trust, he advised Climate Change Capital's (CCC) clean technology funds on policy and regulatory risks and oportunities of the international carbon market, international climate finance, the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the Climate Investment Funds.

In relation to CCC's research programme he focused on mechanisms and financial instruments to support clean technology deployment, the evolution of carbon finance, market mechanisms, long-term finance and the Green Climate Fund under the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) and Kyoto Protocol. Steven lead CCC's finance pieces for the EU Commission's "Global Sectoral Study" project focusing on Mexico and China.

In 2013 he took sabbatical leave form CCC and worked at the interim Secretariat of the Green Climate Fund where he was responsible for the following business model framework matters: financial inputs, resource allocation, financial instruments, and the private sector facility.

Steven has also served as expert country reviewer for the World Bank’s Partnership for Market Readiness and was elected Board Director of the Climate Markets and Investors Association.

As a practicing 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 legislation and has negotiated with Mexican 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 and Political Science. 

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