Committed Against Climate Change

Suzana Kahn Ribeiro

Professor and Coordinator of the UFRJ Green Fund

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro - UFRJ

Graduated in Mechanical Engineering, MSc in Energy Planning Program and DSc in Industrial Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (1995).

  • Professor at COPPE / UFRJ
  • Researcher at the areas of renewable energy; climate change, urban mitigation alternatives and sustainable mobility
  • Coordinator of the UFRJ Green Fund
  • “Ad hoc” consultant for the Brazilian Research and Development Council
  • President of Scientific Committee of Brazilian Panel on Climate Change.
  • Member of the Sustainable Development Council of Jardim Botanico do Rio de Janeiro
  • Member of the Council of Museu do Amanhã

She was Sub Secretary of Green Economy of Rio de Janeiro State Government from 2010-2013 and she also worked at the Brazilian Federal Government as the National Secretary of Climate Change at the Ministry of Environment from 2008-2010. From 2008 to 2015, she took part of IPCC – Intergovernamental Panel on Climate Change board, as Vice President of Working Group III.

She has published several papers and theses in the area of energy, transport, environment and climate change.