We measure for a better future

ABOUT US

Kairos Climate Impulse offers consultancy services in the areas of climate change and air pollution. We focus our activity on providing specialized technical assistance, offering global, innovative and sustainable solutions to governmental institutions, local authorities, international organisations and private institutions. We are committed to providing transparent and comprehensive services, based on our experience and technical expertise, to support and guide our clients in their actions for sustainable development and the fulfilment of their obligations and commitments in the field of climate change and air pollution.

We have a highly qualified professional team with all necessary skills to achieve the objectives of all the projects we develop. We are experts in environmental data analysis and interpretation. The knowledge and experience of our team of consultants in obtaining, analysis and interpretating data allows us to create customized solutions, adapted to each specific need.

OUR PHILOSOPHY IS TO PROVIDE A SERVICE:

QUALITY

We are committed to the project to achieve the best results for the client.

EXPERTISE

Our team accumulates 25 years of experience at an international level, counting on an important network of associates to complement and expand our company’s services.

INNOVATIVE

Our team is in a constant process of updating before the new and different climatic challenges of the planet, all to be able to always provide updated solutions that satisfy the needs of the client.

DURABLE

We create with the future in mind. We approach projects with a focus on strengthening the client's capabilities that promotes their independence in future developments.

ADAPTED

Each project and each client have special characteristics that make them unique. We listen to your needs in order to offer personalized results.

OUR TEAM

Our main motivation is the people who make up our team, supporting them in their professional growth, guiding and encouraging them in the achievement of their goals, and all this, in a flexible environment that allows us to reconcile professional and personal life.

Jose Manuel Ramírez García

Director – Climate Change and Air Pollution Consultant

Climate change and air pollution expert with more than 16 years of professional experience in international consulting. Specialized in emissions inventories and projections at the national, regional and city levels, mitigation actions, climate policies support, QA / QC systems, MRV systems; international reporting (GHGI, BUR, NC, BR, NDC, BTR, LTS). Specialized in emissions from the Waste (solid waste and wastewater), Energy and Industrial Processes (IPPU) sectors. Extensive experience in international capacity building projects, as well as in the management of working groups with key actors and stakeholders and in public and institutional relations.

Accredited member, and Lead Reviewer, of the roster of experts under the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC) for National Emission Inventories of Annex I countries, National Communications (NC), Biennial Reports (BR), and Biennial Update Reports (BURs). Accredited member of the roster of experts under the Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP) for the Waste and Industrial Processes (IPPU) sectors. Certified by the City Climate Planner Certificate Program as "Urban GHG Inventory Specialist" (GHG Protocol).

Jose Manuel Ramírez García

Director – Climate Change and Air Pollution Consultant

Climate change and air pollution expert with more than 16 years of professional experience in international consulting. Specialized in emissions inventories and projections at the national, regional and city levels, mitigation actions, climate policies support, QA / QC systems, MRV systems; international reporting (GHGI, BUR, NC, BR, NDC, BTR, LTS). Specialized in emissions from the Waste (solid waste and wastewater), Energy and Industrial Processes (IPPU) sectors. Extensive experience in international capacity building projects, as well as in the management of working groups with key actors and stakeholders and in public and institutional relations.

Accredited member, and Lead Reviewer, of the roster of experts under the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC) for National Emission Inventories of Annex I countries, National Communications (NC), Biennial Reports (BR), and Biennial Update Reports (BURs). Accredited member of the roster of experts under the Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP) for the Waste and Industrial Processes (IPPU) sectors. Certified by the City Climate Planner Certificate Program as "Urban GHG Inventory Specialist" (GHG Protocol).

Amaia de Vega Gómez

Climate Change and Air Pollution Consultant

Climate change and air pollution expert with 7 years of experience in the management and technical development of projects. Specialized in the development of climate change strategic plans, emission inventories and their projections at the national, regional and community level; design of mitigation actions and estimation of their emission reduction potential; support to climate policies, QA / QC systems, MRV systems, international reporting (GHGI, BUR, NC, BR, NDC, BTR, LTS). Extensive experience in carbon accounting at organizational level, as well as in the design of calculation tools for emission estimation, and reporting and in multidisciplinary projects introducing the perspective of mitigation to climate change (infrastructure, urban planning, mobility, etc.).

Accredited member of the roster of experts of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) for the review of Annex I National Emission Inventories for Energy sector, and Biennial Update Reports (BUR). Accredited member of the roster of experts of the Convention of Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP) for the Energy and Waste sectors.

Amaia de Vega Gómez

Climate Change and Air Pollution Consultant

Climate change and air pollution expert with 7 years of experience in the management and technical development of projects. Specialized in the development of climate change strategic plans, emission inventories and their projections at the national, regional and community level; design of mitigation actions and estimation of their emission reduction potential; support to climate policies, QA / QC systems, MRV systems, international reporting (GHGI, BUR, NC, BR, NDC, BTR, LTS). Extensive experience in carbon accounting at organizational level, as well as in the design of calculation tools for emission estimation, and reporting and in multidisciplinary projects introducing the perspective of mitigation to climate change (infrastructure, urban planning, mobility, etc.).

Accredited member of the roster of experts of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) for the review of Annex I National Emission Inventories for Energy sector, and Biennial Update Reports (BUR). Accredited member of the roster of experts of the Convention of Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP) for the Energy and Waste sectors.

Javier Aliaga Lordemann

Associate – Climate Finance and Scenario Modelling Expert

Javier Aliaga has more than 20 years of professional experience in the fields of climate change economics; energy, environment and agricultural economics, developing projects related to renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy modelling, energy planning, energy finance, climate finance, carbon market analysis and greenhouse gas mitigation assessment.

Javier is an associate of Kairos Climate Impulse and has extensive experience in more than 40 countries in Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia in positions like Executive Director, CEO, Team Leader, Energy Auditor, Energy Expert Consultant, Energy Modeller, Researcher and Capacity Builder; for institutions such as the WB, IDB, CAF, EU, GIZ, JICA, MCC, Bank of Asia, Bank of Africa, and several private companies, consultancies, commercial banks and others.

His work has focused on, among others: i) the application of optimization, planning scenarios and forecast 3E (energy, economy, environment) models for the electricity, natural gas and transport sectors such as LEAP, MARKAL-TIMES, OPGEN, BALMOREL and others; ii) development of advanced climate and energy finance tools and analysis of investments, pricing mechanisms, market analysis and adaptation and mitigation projects; iii) simulations of Climate Smart Agriculture models for various crops, and formulation and evaluation of adaptation and mitigation projects.

Juan José (Juanjo) Rincón Cristóbal

Associate – Expert in mitigation (AFOLU sector) and climate transparency

 

MSc. in Mathematics and master’s in environmental engineering and
management. He is an expert on climate change with over 20 years of experience in
environmental consultancy, focused on mitigation actions, emission inventories and
projections both for GHG and air pollutants, MRV, policy support, national reporting (NC,
BUR, BR, NDC…), data analysis and indicators. He is specialized in Agriculture and LULUCF
(forestry), including REDD+.
Juan José has work experience in many countries around the world including Spain, Italy,
Greece, Ireland, UK, Portugal, Iceland, Lithuania, Estonia, Serbia, Montenegro, Mexico,
Honduras, Paraguay, Barbados, Jamaica, Sudan, Mauricio and Philippines, as well as
experience in projects supporting the whole EU Member States and EU Member
Candidates. Juan José has a large experience in capacity building projects and in working
groups management involving key stakeholders, administration and academia.
Juan José is UNFCCC Lead Reviewer of Annex I GHG emissions inventories with a long
experience in reviews. He is also an accredited member of the roster of experts established
under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) for the
review of National GHG Emissions Inventories (Agriculture and LULUCF expert), National
Communications (NCs), Biennial Reports (BRs) and Biennial Update Reports (BURs).
Additionally, he is a member of the roster of review experts established under the
Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP).

Carolyn Luce

Associate – Expert in Project-Based Mechanisms

 

Carolyn Luce completed a Bachelor’s degree in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo (Canada) and a Master’s degree in Energy Resources from the University of Sussex (UK).  She has specialized in the field of climate change mitigation since 1990, and has extensive international experience in GHG emissions quantification, methodology development, project facilitation and assessment, capacity-building and the evaluation of climate change projects and programs.  While she has worked on projects in all sectors, she is particularly specialized in the Energy and Transportation Sectors.

Carolyn was a Senior Program Officer for several years with the Canadian Government, within the climate change branches of Environment Canada and Agriculture Canada, where she helped develop and analyse GHG mitigation measures and policy.  After the signing of the Kyoto Protocol she joined Canada´s CDM & JI Office, where she assisted Canadian companies and NGO’s in developing and implementing CDM and JI projects, focusing on the regions of Latin America and North and West Africa.  

Since 2002, Ms. Luce has worked as an independent consultant providing her expertise in GHG methodologies and projects to diverse international clients, including the World Bank, the Canadian International Development Agency, the Gold Standard Foundation, IGES, VCS, UNDP and Garrigues Medio Ambiente.  She has been contracted as an expert by the UNFCCC for many years: as a CDM Methodology Desk Reviewer since 2004 and as a member of the Registration and Issuance Team since 2006, within which she assessed Registration Requests for over 300 CDM projects and Issuance Requests for approximately 150 projects in all sectors and regions.  She was an expert member of the CDM Small Scale Working Group from 2010 until 2013, and the CDM Methodologies Panel from 2017 to 2019.   Carolyn also conducted an independent evaluation of the UNFCCC CDM Regional Collaboration Centres (RCC´s) in Kampala, Lomé, Bogotá and Grenada.

 She has most recently been appointed to the Article 6.4 Roster of Experts (UNFCCC) and is currently a member of the Regulatory Committee of the Global Carbon Council.

Carolyn is a native English speaker and is also fluent in Spanish, French and Italian.

Javier Aliaga Lordemann

Associate – Climate Finance and Scenario Modelling Expert

Javier Aliaga has more than 20 years of professional experience in the fields of climate change economics; energy, environment and agricultural economics, developing projects related to renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy modelling, energy planning, energy finance, climate finance, carbon market analysis and greenhouse gas mitigation assessment.

Javier is an associate of Kairos Climate Impulse and has extensive experience in more than 40 countries in Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia in positions like Executive Director, CEO, Team Leader, Energy Auditor, Energy Expert Consultant, Energy Modeller, Researcher and Capacity Builder; for institutions such as the WB, IDB, CAF, EU, GIZ, JICA, MCC, Bank of Asia, Bank of Africa, and several private companies, consultancies, commercial banks and others.

His work has focused on, among others: i) the application of optimization, planning scenarios and forecast 3E (energy, economy, environment) models for the electricity, natural gas and transport sectors such as LEAP, MARKAL-TIMES, OPGEN, BALMOREL and others; ii) development of advanced climate and energy finance tools and analysis of investments, pricing mechanisms, market analysis and adaptation and mitigation projects; iii) simulations of Climate Smart Agriculture models for various crops, and formulation and evaluation of adaptation and mitigation projects.

Juan José (Juanjo) Rincón Cristóbal

Associate – Expert in mitigation (AFOLU sector) and climate transparency

 

MSc. in Mathematics and master’s in environmental engineering and management. He is an expert on climate change with over 20 years of experience in environmental consultancy, focused on mitigation actions, emission inventories and projections both for GHG and air pollutants, MRV, policy support, national reporting (NC, BUR, BR, NDC…), data analysis and indicators. He is specialized in Agriculture and LULUCF (forestry), including REDD+.

Juan José has work experience in many countries around the world including Spain, Italy, Greece, Ireland, UK, Portugal, Iceland, Lithuania, Estonia, Serbia, Montenegro, Mexico,
Honduras, Paraguay, Barbados, Jamaica, Sudan, Mauricio and Philippines, as well as experience in projects supporting the whole EU Member States and EU Member Candidates. Juan José has a large experience in capacity building projects and in working groups management involving key stakeholders, administration and academia.

Juan José is UNFCCC Lead Reviewer of Annex I GHG emissions inventories with a long experience in reviews. He is also an accredited member of the roster of experts established under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) for the review of National GHG Emissions Inventories (Agriculture and LULUCF expert), National Communications (NCs), Biennial Reports (BRs) and Biennial Update Reports (BURs). Additionally, he is a member of the roster of review experts established under the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP).

Carolyn Luce

Associate – Expert in Project-Based Mechanisms

Carolyn Luce completed a Bachelor’s degree in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo (Canada) and a Master’s degree in Energy Resources from the University of Sussex (UK).  She has specialized in the field of climate change mitigation since 1990, and has extensive international experience in GHG emissions quantification, methodology development, project facilitation and assessment, capacity-building and the evaluation of climate change projects and programs, particularly in the Energy and Transportation Sectors.

Carolyn was a Senior Program Officer for several years with the Canadian Government, developing and analyzing GHG mitigation measures and policy.  After she joined Canada´s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) & Joint Implementation (JI) Office, focusing on the regions of Latin America and North and West Africa.  

Since 2002, Carolyn has worked as an independent consultant for various international clients (WB, the Canadian International Development Agency, the Gold Standard Foundation, IGES, VCS, UNDP and Garrigues Medio Ambiente).  She has collaborated with UNFCCC as a CDM Reviewer since 2004 and as a member of the Registration and Issuance Team since 2006. She was an expert member of the CDM Small Scale Working Group (2010-2013) and the CDM Methodologies Panel (2017-2019).

 Recently, she has been appointed to the Article 6.4 Roster of Experts (UNFCCC) and is currently a member of the Regulatory Committee of the Global Carbon Council.

Carolyn is a native English speaker and is also fluent in Spanish, French and Italian.

Sandra Granados Avellaneda

Associate – Expert in Transparency and Climate Action

 

Chemical Engineer with a Master's degree in Sustainable Development and Environment. Consultant and advisor for the formulation, coordination, and execution of projects with public, private, and international cooperation organizations, in areas related to Science, Technology, and Innovation; Climate Change Management; Integrated Waste Management; Corporate and Urban Environmental Management, activities she combines with research and university teaching.

She has experience in Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification (MRV) of climate action in the processes of conceptualizing, developing, implementing, and improving MRV systems, capacity building for the application of the Enhanced Transparency Framework of the Paris Agreement, and the applicability of MRV to GHG emissions and mitigation measures. She has provided technical support for the development of policy and regulation for climate change management and reports on Colombia's climate change efforts to the UNFCCC.

She has been part of Colombia's national team for the National Greenhouse Gas Inventory in the preparation of the Third National Communication, the Second Biennial Update Report (BUR2), and the update of Colombia's NDC. She was part of the Coordination Unit for the Third Biennial Update Report (BUR3) and led the National Greenhouse Gas and Black Carbon Inventory of Colombia presented in this report.

COMMITMENT

Kairos Climate Impulse’s commitment to its clients is to establish effective relationships, achieve positive and results-based attitudes that meet objectives and deadlines, through good organizational and time management skills.

The impact that the companies have on a social and economic level is increasingly evident as a driver of change. At Kairos Climate Impulse we are aware of this, and our values include having and demonstrating our commitment to today’s society.

Our Proposal as a company is to define this social commitment through actions to support non-profit organizations working on causes with which the company and its employees identify. Kairos Climate Impulse wants to contribute to this social commitment by donating 1% of our annual turnover to non-profit organizations, in the hope that this effort will lead to a better, fairer world.