Dr. Marcia Rocha

Head of Climate Policy Team

Dr Rocha is on maternity leave

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.

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