Suzana Kahn Ribeiro

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro - UFRJ

Suzana Kahn Ribeiro is a professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and a leading voice for the international community on the climate impacts of the transport sector. Formerly, she was Sub Secretary of Green Economy of Rio de Janeiro State Government from 2010-2013 and she also worked within 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  Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) board, as Vice President of Working Group III. Suzana has published several papers and theses in the area of transport planning, sustainable  mobility, energy planning, biofuels, environment and climate change. 

More recently, Suzana has been involved in the topic of sustainable and smart cities. As president of the Scientific Committee of the Brazilian Panel on Climate Change, she has organized an assessment report on climate change as well as 3 special reports. As coordinator of the Federal University Green Fund, she has implemented sustainable initiatives at the university campus related to solar energy, smart grid and sustainable mobility.


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