Dr. Marcia Rocha

Head of Climate Policy Team

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Dr Marcia Rocha leads our Climate Policy Analysis team and the Climate Action Tracker project. The main focus of her work is the analysis of countries’ greenhouse gas emissions in order to evaluate their reduction targets and how current implemented policies influence their emissions trajectory and impact global temperature rise. Other areas of her work include evaluation of equity regimes and understanding the role of different combinations of equity criteria and principles on countries’ emission allowances. During the UNFCCC negotiation sessions she forms part of the team providing real-time scientific support to our stakeholders.

Marcia holds a Masters in biology from the Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris and a PhD in theoretical ecology from the University of Potsdam in Germany. Throughout her academic work she has specialised in Conservation Biology and Community Ecology, with a special interest in understanding the effects of biodiversity on ecosystem functioning and maintenance. To address these questions, she employed a combination of mathematical modelling and data analysis techniques. She brings to the team a significant capacity in the area of ecology, with an integrated view of the biological and physical aspects of ecosystems, and good knowledge of data analysis and scientific modelling.

Blog posts

Publications

    • Climate Action Tracker Reports and Updates
    • 2.7°C is not enough – we can get lower Louise Jeffery, Claire Fyson, Ryan Alexander, Johannes Gütschow (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research), Marcia Rocha, Jasmin Cantzler, Michiel Schaeffer, Bill Hare (Climate Analytics), Markus Hagemann, Niklas Höhne (NewClimate Institute), Pieter van Breevoort, Kornelis Blok (Ecofys) (2015)
    • The Coal Gap: planned coal-fired power plants inconsistent with 2˚C and threaten achievement of INDCs Pieter van Breevoort, Kornelis Blok (Ecofys), Markus Hagemann, Hanna Fekete, Niklas Höhne (NewClimate Institute), Bill Hare, Michiel Schaeffer, Marcia Rocha (Climate Analytics), Louise Jeffery (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research) (2015)
    • INDCs lower projected warming to 2.7 ̊C: significant progress but still above 2oC Johannes Gütschow, Louise Jeffery, Ryan Alexander (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research), Bill Hare, Michiel Schaeffer, Marcia Rocha (Climate Analytics), Niklas Höhne, Hanna Fekete (NewClimate Institute), Pieter van Breevoort, Kornelis Blok (Ecofys) (2015)
    • How close are INDCs to 2°C and 1.5° pathways? Louise Jeffery, Ryan Alexander (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research) Bill Hare, Marcia Rocha, Michiel Schaeffer (Climate Analytics) Niklas Höhne, Hanna Fekete (NewClimate Institute) Pieter van Breevoort, Kornelis Blok (Ecofys) (2015)
    • Australia set to overshoot its 2030 target by large margin Marcia Rocha, Bill Hare, Paola Parra, Jasmin Cantzler (Climate Analytics) Niklas Höhne (NewClimate Institute) Louise Jeffery, Ryan Alexander (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impacts Research) Lindee Wong, Karlien Wouters, Kornelis Blok (Ecofys) (2015)