Biography

Co-chair of UNEP International Resource Pane; former Minister of the Environment of Brazil; successfully hosted the Rio+20 (UN Conference on Sustainable Development) and the 2012 World Environment Day; served on the High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda; holds a Master’s degree in Energy Planning and a Ph.D. in Environmental Planning from COPPE/UFRJ (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro).

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Redefining Climate as Common Good When in the 1980s climate change entered the UN agenda, one of the first questions raised was, “what is climate from a legal point of view?”. A stable climate is a visible manifestation of a well-functioning Earth System that can be explained as the product of its robust and predictable […]

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