Thursday, September 13, 2018
About the Webinar
Building on a study conducted by ITDP Brazil in partnership with the Ministry of Cities, this webinar covers how urban mobility systems in Brazil face vulnerability to climate change. Clarisse Cunha Linke, Country Director of ITDP Brazil, discusses climate change trends and projections for increased average temperature and precipitation, and extreme weather events in Brazil. She also reviews the Urban Mobility Vulnerability Index and provides guidelines for adaptive measures to reduce the effects of climate change on urban mobility in Brazilian cities.
About the Presenter
Clarisse Cunha Linke is a Brazilian who has been involved in planning and implementing social policies and programs since 2001, with experience in Brazil, Mozambique and Namibia. She holds a Masters in Social Policy, NGOs, and Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she received the “Titmuss Examination Prize” in 2005.
From 2006-2011, she was a Director at the Bicycling Empowerment Network Namibia (BEN Namibia), where she played a key role in the expansion of BEN Namibia’s activities, helping it develop the biggest community-based enterprise bicycle distribution network in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2010, she was awarded by Ashoka Changemakers in the “Women, Tools and Technology” Challenge.
Clarisse joined ITDP Brazil in 2012. She also teaches “NGO Management” at the Institute of Economics in the Rio de Janeiro Federal University (UFRJ). She is a Board Member of the Sustainable Low Carbon Transport Network (SLoCaT), the Transporte Ativo Association and Casa Fluminense. Clarisse is also a member of the Municipal Council of Transport of Rio de Janeiro and a member of the Council of Urban Development of the Metropolitan Region of Rio de Janeiro.