At the UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre, Julia works in the Section for Mitigation Analysis and Data. Julia is primarily involved in supporting projects related to climate transparency alongside member states in Latin America via the Capacity-building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT) and the Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT) projects. Julia also supports the annual development of the UNEP’s Emissions Gap Report, UNEP’s synthesis flagship publication that assesses the gap between anticipated emissions and levels consistent with the Paris Agreement goals of limiting global warming this century to well below 2°C and pursuing 1.5°C with countries’ pledges (NDCs).
Julia’s previous research in sustainable development and tropical forest conservation in the protected areas in the Amazon alongside colleagues at East Anglia University (UK) and Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN – BR) propelled her work with climate change mitigation. Julia has a Bachelor in International Relations from the Metropolitan University of Prague and holds a Master’s degree in Human Security from Aarhus University, and a second MSc. in Climate Change from the University of Copenhagen, supported by a minor in Global Environmental Governance. Julia’s recent work and research were on the role of cities in promoting synergistic climate action towards adaptation and mitigation, focusing specifically on transnational municipal networks.
Apart from her activities at the UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre, Julia often goes back to University classrooms to lead outreach activities both in Danish as well as in Brazilian Universities.
Julia speaks Portuguese, Danish, English and Spanish.