Barbara Barros holds a degree in Architecture and Urban Planning and a Master’s in Urban Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). Currently, Barbara Barros serves as City Adviser for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as part of C40 Climate Action Planning Programme to support the City’s technical team in the development of the Rio de Janeiro’s Sustainable Development and Climate Action Plan. She is responsible for leading technical assistance to support the city’s climate action planning with GEE emission reduction targets consistent with the ambition of the Paris Agreement, as well, alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals and UN Agenda 2030.
Prior to joining C40 Climate Action Planning Programme, Barbara worked on the development of the Rio de Janeiro Climate Change Adaptation Strategy, in which she carried out a vulnerability assessment and an adaptation strategy for the Urbanization & Housing sector of the City by 2040. Later, she served as a Head of the Adaptation and Resilience Sector of the City Hall of Recife (Pernambuco state in Brazil) to manage the Climate Change Adaptation Plan and low carbon urban development projects of the City. She also worked as a technical consultant to the Recife’s Master Plan to advance climate change planning within the urban planning agenda for the next 10 years.