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Brazil Team

Partner Universities

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Lead Partner

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Luciana Brandli

Co-Investigator, Brazil | University of Passo Fundo 

Luciana Londero Brandli (Ph.D) is a Professor at the University of Passo Fundo, Brazil. Her work focuses on sustainability in higher education, the Agenda 2030, Climate Change, Education for Sustainability and Sustainable Cities. She is Deputy Editor of the Encyclopedias of Sustainability in Higher Education and of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. She serves on the editorial board of various journals, supervises a number of master's and doctoral students on engineering, environment and sustainability issues and has in excess of 300 publications. She is the co-investigator in Brazil for the Transforming Universities for a Changing Climate research project.

Contact Luciana  |  ORCID Profile  |  CV

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Amanda Salvia 

Research Associate | University of Passo Fundo 

Amanda Lange Salvia is a Research Associate of the project Transforming Universities for a Changing Climate at the University of Passo Fundo, Brazil. Her doctorate focuses on energy sustainability at universities and current interests include the Sustainable Development Goals, the role of universities towards sustainability and the impacts of climate change. She is Associate Editor of the International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education and Deputy Editor of the Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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Janaína Mazutti

Researcher | University of Passo Fundo

Janaina Mazutti is an Environmental Engineer and Researcher of Transforming Universities for a Changing Climate research project at the University of Passo Fundo, Brazil. Her current studies focus on strategies for Climate Change Adaptation adopted by smart cities and how they contribute to achieving the SDGs 11 and 13. Her interests include the Sustainable Development Goals, Climate Change Adaptation and Sustainable and Smart cities.

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Giovana Reginatto

Researcher | University of Passo Fundo

Giovana Reginatto is a Civil Engineer and Researcher of Transforming Universities for a Changing Climate research project at the University of Passo Fundo, Brazil. Her interests include the Sustainable Development Goals, sustainability at universities and climate change.

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Tercio Ambrizzi 

Affiliate Researcher | University of São Paulo

Tercio Ambrizzi is Full Professor at the Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences, at the University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil. He is currently the General Coordinator of INCLINE (Interdisciplinary Climate Investigation Centre at USP and Superintendent of Environmental Management at USP.  Prof. Ambrizzi has a PhD in Meteorology from the University of Reading, UK, and his research focuses on Dynamic Meteorology, Climate Change and Regional climate modelling.    Prof. Ambrizzi is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, and he has published over 100 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals, and over 20 book chapters.  He has also supervised dozens of Masters and Doctoral students, and postdoctoral researchers.

CV and publications 

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Amanda Rehbein

Affiliate Researcher | University of São Paulo

Amanda Rehbein is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences, at the University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil. She is working with the INCLINE (Interdisciplinary Climate Investigation Centre at USP), GrEC (Group of Climate Studies at USP), and the SAAG (South America Affinity Group at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado, USA). Her research focuses on Dynamic Meteorology, Climate Change, and Cloud Resolving Modelling. She also has an interest in understanding how Universities are facing climate change and preparing societies for a warming climate. In the Climate-U project, she helps to coordinate the PAR activities at the USP. 

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Salomão Antônio Mufarrej Hage

Affiliate Researcher | Federal University of Pará

Salomão Antônio Mufarrej Hage (PhD) is a Professor at the Institute of Educational Sciences at the Federal University of Pará and at the Graduate Program in Education and in Languages and Knowledge of the Amazon Program.  He is also a CNPq Productivity Scholarship holder. He coordinates the Study and Research Group on Rural Education in the Amazon, and the Paraense Forum on Rural Education.  His studies guide education in the multi-territorialities of the Amazon, concerning its diverse organisations, movements and identities ribeirinhos, fishermen, peasants, indigenous, quilombolas and extractivists. 

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José Baltazar Salgueirinho Osório de Andrade Guerra

Country Advisor | University of the South of Santa Catarina

José Baltazar Salgueirinho Osório de Andrade Guerra is a full Professor at the Graduate program in Management and Environmental Sciences at Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina (Unisul, Brazil). He is the Director and Founder of the Centre for Sustainable Development (Greens, Unisul) and Principal-Investigator (PI) of BRIDGE - Building Resilience In a Dynamic Global Economy: Complexity across scales in the Brazilian Food-Water-Energy Nexus, funded by FAPESC and RCUK, through Newton Fund.  He is an Honorary Citizen of Florianópolis, a title awarded by the Florianópolis City Council and Citizen of Santa Catarina, a title awarded by the Legislative Assembly of the State of Santa Catarina.

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Tânia Suely Azevedo Brasileiro

Affiliate Researcher | Federal University of Western Pará

Tania Suely Azevedo Brasileiro is a coordinator and professor at the Education Institute at the Federal University of Western Pará (UFOPA). She previously held a postdoctoral role in Psychology at the University of São Paulo's Psychology Institute and completed an internship at the University of Havana, Cuba. She holds a PhD in Education from the Universidad Rovira i Virgili in Spain and master's degrees in Human Movement Pedagogy, Educational Technology, and Higher Education Didactics. Tania is the coordinator of the postgraduate program in Education on Amazon, the Vice-President (2022-2023) of the Inter-regional Network on Teaching in Basic and Higher Education, and the leader of the PRÁXIS UFOPA Research Group, developing research projects in national and international networks.

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Luis Alipio Gomes

Affiliate Researcher | Federal University of Western Pará

Luis Alipio Gomes is assistant coordinator and holds a PhD in Environmental Sciences from the Federal University of Western Pará (UFOPA), with part of his research being conducted at the Open University of Portugal (UAB) in Lisbon. Luis has a master's degree in Education and an undergraduate degree in Pedagogy. He is a research member of the PRAXIS UFOPA study and research group. He previously worked as Professor at UFOPA at the Faculdades Integradas do Tapajós and Esperança Institute of Higher Education. Currently, he works as a teacher in the municipal public school system and as a staff member of the Pedagogical team at UFOPA.  His research involves the following topics: management of municipal education systems, pedagogical projects, sustainability, curriculum, environmental education, and interdisciplinarity and higher education. He was previously the president of the Municipal Education Council in the state of Pará, where he also worked as Municipal Secretary of Education.

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Klaudia Yared Sadala

Affiliate Researcher | Federal University of Western Pará

Klaudia Yared Sadala is a researcher who holds a PhD in Environmental Sciences from the Federal University of Western Pará. She has a master's degree in Psychology from the Federal University of Western Pará (UFOPA) and an undergraduate degree in Psychology from the Universidade da Amazônia. She was a professor in psychology at Esperança Institute of Higher Education for 10 years and a course coordinator for seven years. Klaudia has teaching experience in undergraduate, graduate and higher education management. She currently works as a professor in Psychology at Universidade da Amazônia (Pará campus) and as a clinical psychologist. She also has been working at the Pará State Department of Public Health since 2009 as a psychologist, with 10 years of experience in public mental health policies, assistance, implementation and implementation of mental health policies. She is a member of the PRAXIS UFOPA research group and the Brazilian Association of Environmental Psychology.

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Adriane Panduro Gama

Affiliate Researcher | Federal University of Western Pará

Adriane Panduro Gama is a researcher and PhD student in Environmental Sciences at the Federal University of Western Pará (UFOPA). She holds a master’s degree in Education and an undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences. Adriane also has specialisations in environmental education (with an emphasis on educating spaces) and in Society, Environment and Development in the Amazon from UFOPA.

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Luciandro Tássio Ribeiro De Souza

Affiliate Researcher | Federal University of Western Pará

Luciandro Tássio Ribeiro De Souza is an undergraduate student in the Educational Informatics course at the Federal University of Western Pará (UFOPA). He has an  degree in Portuguese Language and Literature from the Lutheran University of Brazil (ULBRA) and a specialisation in Portuguese and Literature from the Venda Nova do Imigrante Faculty (FAVENI). He is a member of the study and research group PRAXIS UFOPA and provides tech support.

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Luis Antônio Da Cruz Gomes

Affiliate Researcher | Federal University of Western Pará

Luis Antônio Da Cruz Gomes is undergraduate student in Computer Science at the Federal University of Western Pará (UFOPA). He works as a Fullstack Developer and develops web and mobile applications in PHP and Javascript. Luis also provides tech support.

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Sônia Fátima Schwendler

Affiliate Researcher | Federal University of Paraná

Sônia Fátima Schwendler holds a PhD in Iberian and Latin American Studies from Queen Mary University of London, a Master in Rural Extension, and a degree in Pedagogy from the Federal University of Santa Maria. Dr Schwendler is Associate Professor in education at the Federal University of Paraná, acting as a permanent professor in the Graduate Program in Education. Visiting Researcher at the University of London (Queen Mary and UCL Institute of Education); member of the Paraná Network for a Educação do Campo and vice-leader of the Gender Studies Nucleus at UFPR. She has experience in Participatory Action Research, based on studies and actions carried out with social movements and rural women in the field of education, gender studies and agroecology. She is the coordinator of the Transforming Universities for a Changing Climate research project at the Federal University of Paraná.

ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7098-3239

CV: http://lattes.cnpq.br/1710344645805543

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Katya Regina Isaguirre-Torres

Affiliate Researcher | Federal University of Paraná

Katya Regina Isaguirre-Torres holds a Ph.D in Environment and Development from the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), a Master in Corporate Law and Citizenship and a Law degree from the Curitiba Law School (UNICURITIBA). Associate Professor of Environmental and Agricultural Law at the Faculty of Law of the Federal University of Paraná, she works as a permanent professor of the Graduate Program in Law. She is the leader of the EKOA socio-environmental law research group; a member of the Extension University Project “Rights in movement”, and the coordinator of the thematic axis “Safety and rights of populations affected by dams.

CV: http://lattes.cnpq.br/7659948370315258

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Cristina Frutuoso Teixeira

Affiliate Researcher | Federal University of Paraná

Cristina Frutuoso Teixeira holds a Bachelor of Social Science with a Master in Sociology from the Federal University of Brasília, and a PhD in Environment and Development from the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR). Associate Professor in Education at the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), she works in different bachelor's and licentiate courses and as a permanent professor in the Graduate Program in Environment and Development. Her interdisciplinary trajectory of research, extension and teaching applied to environmental and development problems started in the 1990s working on Environmental Impact Studies and in a few years of study in Social Ecology at the School of Higher Studies in Social Sciences (France). Her work focuses on development & environment, socio-environmental injustice in coastal regions and Environmental Education from the perspective of Political Ecology theories.  

CV: http://lattes.cnpq.br/9451522140564837

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Naína Pierri Estades

Affiliate Researcher | Federal University of Paraná

Naína Pierri Estades holds a Degree in Sociology from the Republic of Uruguay University (UROU, Uruguay, 1992), a Master's degree in Environmental Education at the National University of Distance Education (UNED, Spain, 1998), PhD in Environment and Development at the Federal University of Paraná (MADE/UFPR, Brazil, 2002) and Post-Doctorate in Fisheries Socioeconomics at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ, Brazil, 2013). Pierri is an Adjunct Professor at the Center for Marine Studies of the Federal University of Paraná (CEM/UFPR), where she created and coordinates the Socioenvironmental Laboratory (LabSoc). She also works as a permanent professor in the Graduate Program in Environment and Development of the UFPR focusing on development and environment, development alternatives based in communities, coastal and fishing socio-economy, socio-environmental injustice and forms of resistance, and climate change’s effects on coastal regions and artisanal fishing, with a gender approach.

CV: http://lattes.cnpq.br/2285626716336801

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Sylmara Lopes Francelino Gonçalves Dias

Affiliate Researcher | University of São Paulo

Sylmara Lopes Francelino Gonçalves Dias is currently a coordinator for the Climate-U project and associate professor at the University of São Paulo (USP). Professor Dias is leader of the research centre of Organizations, Society and Sustainability. She has a PhD in Administration from Getulio Vargas Foundation and a PhD in Environmental Science Multidisciplinary Program from the University of São Paulo. She has experience in sustainability, integrated solid waste management, waste pickers, recycling, climate change, and climate Justice.

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Pedro Henrique Campello Torres

Affiliate Researcher | University of São Paulo

Pedro Henrique Campello Torres is the co-coordinator on the Climate-U project at the University of São Paulo (USP). Professor Torres is a social scientist and urban planner. He is currently a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Energy and Environment at the University of São Paulo). He was previously a Professor of Environmental Management for an undergraduate course USP. He is interested in interdisciplinary research in urban and regional planning and urban and environmental sociology, primarily on the topics of environmental inequalities, environmental and climate justice, urban planning and policies in cities and metropolises.

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Amanda Cseh

Affiliate Researcher | University of São Paulo

Amanda Cseh is a Climate-U Research Associate at the University of São Paulo and a member of the research centre of Organizations, Society and Sustainability. She has a Master of Science in Sustainability from the School of Arts, Sciences and Humanities at the University of São Paulo. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Management from the University of São Paulo. Her interests include integrated organic waste management, selective collection, sustainability, environmental management, climate change, and climate justice.

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Ana Beatriz Nestlehner Cardoso de Almeida

Affiliate Researcher | University of São Paulo

Ana Beatriz Nestlehner Cardoso de Almeida is a researcher at the research centres of Organization, Society and Sustainability Research Centre and Landscape Studies at the University of São Paulo. She studied architecture and urbanism and is currently an MSc student in Landscape and Society Studies at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of São Paulo. She also attended the international master's programme called "Spatial Planning for Regions in Growth Economies". Her research focuses on sustainability, children's rights, public policies, landscape studies and climate change, with a particular focus on participatory methodologies. Previously, she was the director of the Department of Urban Planning and Management in the municipalities of Iporanga and Juquiá in the Ribeira Valey, where she is advocating for environmental justice as the leader of the #PETARsemCONCESSÃO movement.

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Aline Gomes

Affiliate Researcher | University of São Paulo

Aline Gomes is a Fellow on the Climate-U project at the University of São Paulo (USP). Aline is a volunteer at the National Centre for Research and Conservation of Wild Birds (CEMAVE). She is an undergraduate student in Environmental Management in the School of Arts, Sciences and Humanities at USP.

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Isabela Carmo Cavaco

Affiliate Researcher | University of São Paulo

Isabela Carmo Cavaco is a Research Associate on the Climate-U project at the University of São Paulo (USP). Isabela is an undergraduate student in Environmental Management at the School of Arts, Sciences and Humanities at USP. She has been working and researching climate change since 2019, in between internships and undergraduate research projects. She is currently researching climate justice for her final degree project.