About ICF

Renato Roldao

Managing Director, ICF China; Vice President, Green Transition for China and East Asia; Deputy Director, ICF Climate Center
Renato is a climate, energy, and environment expert with nearly 20 years of experience in international climate policy and carbon markets. 

Renato is the managing director of ICF in China, vice president of green transition for China and East Asia, and deputy director of the ICF Climate Center.

He has nearly 20 years of experience in energy, environment, and climate change. Renato is the project team leader of EU-China ETS Platform and the Support to EU Arctic Policy project. He is also a member of the supervisory board of the European Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC).

Residing in Asia for over 15 years, Renato is an industry-respected and recognized international expert in climate policy and carbon markets. He draws from extensive experience, including leading a delegation of observers to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) for the Conference of Parties (COP) COP21 and COP22 conferences, as well as coordinating delegations of observers to the COP23 through COP27 conferences. Additionally, Renato has experience in supporting Emissions Trading System (ETS) policy design and implementation for the European Union, China, Korea, and Ukraine.

Renato earned a master’s degree in Chinese studies with a thesis on the use of renewable energies in northwest China. He also completed courses of the Master’s degree program in “Economics, energy, and environmental policy” before transitioning to a doctorate degree on “Sustainable energy systems” from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Portugal program.