Alexandra Carranza

Associate
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  • Biography

    Biography

    Alexandra is an associate specialized in environmental and climate change matters, with 5 years of experience in the advisory of public and private entities, in environmental and climate change regulation and policies.

    She has been recognized by Legal 500 as an ‘associate to watch’ and recently nominated by the Euromoney Legal Media Group as an Individual Rising Star in Environment (2019).

    Alexandra is involved in diverse types of work, from answering day-to-day queries related to environmental certification and compliance and water management, to preparing draft regulations for the Peruvian Government.

    Practice focus

    Alexandra is not only part of the Natural Resources, and Environment and Climate Change practice areas, but also part of the Firm's transactional group, where she plays a fundamental role in environmental risk management and assessment for implementing projects related to the exploitation and use of natural resources and ecosystem services.

    Furthermore, Alexandra works closely with the Public Law practice area, in connection with the preparation of draft regulations and in the legal defense of our clients in governmental procedures.

    The clients of this practice area include the Peruvian Government, companies and investors from different industries, especially mining, agriculture, energy, forestry and transport and investment funds interested in carbon markets and emissions trading.

    Experiences to highlight include our advisory to the Ministry of the Environment in the legal analysis of innovative alternatives to fund environmental conservation activities and projects, and the advisory to Pollination in the potential funding of the Cordillera Azul REDD+ Project in the Peruvian Amazon.

  • Experience

    Experience

    • Advice to the Ministry of the Environment and the Environmental Peruvian Law Society in connection with the "preparation of guidelines and administrative procedures for the implementation of financial mechanisms to promote conservation in biodiversity".
    • Advice to BHP Billiton Foundation in the potential funding of the Integrative Landscape Project in the Peruvian Amazon submitted by a non for profit association under the BHPF’s Environmental Resilience Global Signature Program.
    • Advice to Green Gold Forestry Peru (GGF Peru) in the drafting of a legal opinion analyzing its possibility to fully or partially exploit ecosystem services within the timber forest concession granted in its favor by the Loreto Forest Authority (approximately 254,000 hectares).
    • Advice to Althelia on creating and monetizing "best in class" voluntary carbon credits and options for the commercialization of avoided deforestation carbon credits (REDD+) created from voluntary forestry projects in Peru.
    • Advice in Corporacion Transmataro's issuance of USD 400 million in green bonds.
  • Publications

    Publications

    • Coauthor (with Valentin Paniagua Jara) in the paper "Green bonds: building sustainable and profitable businesses", published in the Chamber of Commerce of Spain in Peru's Newsletter, 2019.
    • Coauthor (with Marisa Martin) in the paper "Leading the way to post-2020: the Peru and Colombia experiences in encouraging REDD+ in light of the Paris commitments", published in Trends March/April, from the American Bar Association, 2019.
    • Coauthor (along with Marisa Martin, Edit Kiss and Juan Carlos Gonzalez Aybar) in the paper "Encouraging private investment in REDD+ in the post-2020 Paris Agreement World", published by the International Emissions Trading Association, 2018.
    • Author in the paper “Algunos apuntes sobre el Reglamento de la Ley de Servicios Ecosistémicos”, published in the blog “Cristal Roto” owned by Universidad del Pacifico, 2016.
    • Coauthor (along with Jorge Danos Ordoñez and Juan Manuel Casalino Franciskovic) on the paper “Peru: los procedimientos de fiscalización y certificación ambiental”, published in the Observatorio de Politicas Ambientales 2016 in Spain, 2016.
    • "Payment for Ecosystem Services Schemes in Sanitation", "II Environmental Law Workshop" organized by the Circulo de Derecho Ambiental of Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, 2019.
    • "Environmental Certification in Peru", "Investment and Sustainable Development: Specialized Course in the Environmental Impact Assessment System" organized by the Environmental Law Team of Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, 2019.
  • Additional Information

    Additional Information

    Experience

    • Associate at Estudio Echecopar, 2015.
    • Legal trainee at Estudio Echecopar, 2014.
    • Law clerk at Estudio Echecopar, 2013.

    Teaching experience

    • Speaker in the event "II Environmental Law Workshop" organized by the Circulo de Derecho Ambiental of Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, 2019.
    • Speaker in the event "Investment and Sustainable Development: Specialized Course in the Environmental Impact Assessment System" organized by the Environmental Law Team of Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, 2019.
    • Teacher in the Annual Update Course in Mining, Environmental and Health and Safety Regulations sponsored by Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, 2016-2017.
    • Teaching assistant at the Law Department of Universidad del Pacifico, in the course of Environmental Law, with Patrick Wieland Fernandini, 2017.
    • Teaching assistant at the Law Department of Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas, in the course of Environmental Law, with Patrick Wieland Fernandini, 2015-2016.
    • Teaching assistant at the Law Department of Universidad del Pacifico, in the course of Constitutional Law, with Samuel Abad Yupanqui and Ana Neyra Zegarra, 2015.
    • Teaching assistant at the Law Department of Universidad del Pacifico, in the course of Law and Economics, with Mario Reggiardo Saavedra, 2012-2013.

    International experience

    • Alexandra has participated in the 2018 edition of Innovate4Climate event on climate finance, climate investment and climate markets in Frankfurt, Germany.