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Cristina Mendonca

Cristina Mendonca


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Cristina Mendonça serves as C40’s Implementation Research & Engagement Senior Manager, coordinating research aimed at removing direct barriers to implementing climate actions on the ground. She is the Research and Engagement Manager for the Coalition for Urban Transitions (a New Climate Economy special initiative). Also, as Manager of C40’s Office in Rio, she advises and collaborates with the city’s political, administrative and technical leadership to design and implement the strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and climate risk.

Prior to that, Cristina worked closely with the Chair and C40’s Executive Leadership to set and communicate strategic vision and to support and coordinate Steering Committee participation. Cristina has been working with the Clinton Climate Initiative and C40 for the past 10 years.

Before joining C40, Cristina worked for 14 years advising companies on industrial processes, sustainable development, innovation technology, and renewable energy with a focus on optimizing production processes. Cristina is a chemical engineer and a specialist in research and development in chemical process. She holds a Masters in Urban and Environmental Engineering from the Pontifical Catholic University in Rio and from the Technical University of Braunschweig, and an Executive MBA from the COPPEAD Graduate School of Business at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.


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Cristina Mendonca joined the Climate CoLab communityMay 28, 2015