Dr Adriana Erthal Abdenur is a Brazilian social scientist and policy expert. She is the co-founder and Executive Director of Plataforma CIPÓ, an independent, women-led institute based in Brazil and dedicated to issues of climate, governance and peace in Latin America and across the Global South. She also is an adjunct lecturer at Sciences-Po Paris, where she teaches on climate and security in the Amazon basin. At UNU-CPR, her work focuses on building a roadmap towards a Global Forest Convention and other innovations in climate governance.
Adriana is currently serving a second term in the UN ECOSOC Committee on Development Policy (CDP). She is also a member of the Climate Governance Commission, the Expert Working Group on Climate-related Security Risks (created to provide input to the UN system on climate and security), and the Strategic Advisory Board of the Weathering Risk initiative.
She has published widely on the UN system, South-South cooperation, and peacebuilding. In addition to regularly writing for media publications, she has published articles in journals such as Foreign Affairs, Global Governance, the Cambridge Review of International Affairs, International Peacekeeping, Third World Quarterly, IDS Bulletin, Journal of Peacebuilding & Development, Revista Brasileira de Política Internacional, Africa Review, and Georgetown Journal of International Affairs.
Adriana earned her Doctorate from Princeton University and her Bachelor’s degree from Harvard University. She lives in Rio de Janeiro and is the mother of two.