Element Six Solutions
Alexia Kelly is the Principal of Element Six Solutions. Element Six Solutions advises a range of public and private clients on climate change, including the U.S. Department of State and Allotrope Partners, a private equity investment firm. In addition, Alexia serves as a Program Officer in the Conservation and Science Program at the David and Lucille Packard Foundation. Prior to founding Element Six Solutions, Alexia served as a Senior Climate Change Advisor to the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Global Change and Office of the Special Envoy for Climate Change. In this role, she lead the Department’s work on emissions trading, GHG accounting, and low emission development. Alexia served as the lead negotiator for the United States to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on emissions trading and market-based mechanisms from 2010 to 2014. She also managed the State Department’s work on carbon market readiness in developing countries and advises on the carbon market related aspects of REDD+ policy. Alexia has more than 8 years of experience working on regional, national and international climate change mitigation and emissions trading policy in both the public and non-profit sectors.
Prior to joining the State Department, Alexia was a Senior Associate in the World Resources Institute’s (WRI) Climate and Energy Program. Alexia’s work at WRI focused on federal, regional and international greenhouse gas emissions trading policy and programs. Prior to joining WRI, Alexia served as the Policy Program Manager at The Climate Trust. At The Climate Trust, she was responsible for the development and execution of the organization’s policy engagement strategy and initiatives at the regional and national levels. Ms. Kelly is also a faculty member of the Greenhouse Gas Management Institute, where she co-developed and instructed a course on greenhouse gas project-level accounting.
Alexia holds a B.A. in Planning, Public Policy and Management, a Master of Community and Regional Planning and a Master of Public Administration, from the University of Oregon.