• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Alex Rau

Environmental Commodity Partners


Alex has 20+ years active investing and trading experience in carbon markets, environmental commodities, and climate finance and is primarily responsible for trading and structured finance at ECP.  Alex previously founded Climate Wedge Ltd, an independent carbon trading and climate finance investment firm started with Cheyne Capital in 2005, where he advised & managed direct investments in carbon for multiple institutional funds. He also cofounded U.S. carbon credit developer EOS Climate (predecessor to Xpansiv), Ugandan clean cooking company Up Energy, and wrote and launched the original version of the Voluntary Carbon Standard (now Verra), the most widely adopted trading standard for non-Kyoto carbon assets. Alex previously helped start PricewaterhouseCoopers’s Climate Change Services team, and has advised a diverse range of clients from BP and Rio Tinto to McKinsey, 21st Century Fox, and California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) on corporate carbon management and investment strategies.  Alex has a Ph.D. in physics from Oxford University, B.A. from Cornell University, and is a CFA charterholder.

Sessions With Alex Rau

Thursday, 9 March

  • 01:30pm - 02:00pm (CST) / 09/mar/2023 07:30 pm - 09/mar/2023 08:00 pm

    Global Compliance Carbon Markets: Where and how are they expanding?

    What might we expect from new markets and carbon pricing starting up this year (such as Washington state in the United States and the Clean Fuel Standard in Canada) to recent national carbon market additions (China) and potential brand-new jurisdictions, as governments across the globe continue to implement compliance carbon markets to decarbonize their economies. What are notable developments in the existing, more established markets like the EU ETS and WCI, the new innovations and latest trends?