Julia joined the UNEP DTU Partnership in the spring of 2021 to work in the Section for Mitigation Analysis and Data. Julia’s previous research in sustainable development and tropical forest conservation in the protected areas in the Amazon propelled her to further work with climate change mitigation.
Julia holds a Bachelor in International Relations from the Metropolitan University of Prague, and holds a MSc. degree in Human Security from Aarhus University and a MSc. in Climate Change from the University of Copenhagen with a minor in Global Environmental Governance. Julia’s recent work and research was on the role of cities in promoting synergistic climate action towards adaptation and mitigation, focusing specifically on the C40. As a graduate, Julia often goes back to University classrooms to lead outreach activities both in Danish as well as in Brazilian Universities.
Before joining UDP Julia worked with political affairs and the environment in the Danish Embassy in Brazil, and has also experience working with private climate consultancy. At UDP, Julia is primarily involved supporting projects related to climate transparency efforts in Latin America via the Capacity-building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT) and the Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT) projects. The other half of Julia’s activities at the UNEP-DTU Partnership relate to supporting the production of UNEP’s annual Emissions Gap Report, where she is the UDP’s focal point for the production of the Emissions Gap Report 2022.
Julia speaks Portuguese, Danish, English and Spanish.