Ciniro Costa Jr

Ciniro Costa Jr is a Scientist at the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT of the CGIAR. Previously worked as the Science Officer for the Low-Emission Development research theme for CCAFS, the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security. Ciniro Costa Jr received a Doctoral degree in Sciences from University of São Paulo (2014) and worked as a Research Scholar at the University of New Hampshire (2013) and as a Postdoc fellow at The Woods Hole Research Center (2014-2015).

In this position, Ciniro leads and contributes to several Alliance and CGIAR initiatives and projects, especially under the Multifunctional Landscapes, Tropical Forages, and the CGIAR Hub for Sustainable Finance (Lead for Impact). These activities encompass research, policy development, team and project management, and fundraising, with various partners across Latin America, Africa, and Asia, including multilateral institutions (e.g., The World Bank, IADB, and ADB), development and donor agencies (e.g., DFID, BMZ, USAID, GIZ, Bezos Earth Fund, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and FAO), and private sector entities. Ciniro supports a wide range of areas, including greenhouse gas (GHG) and soil carbon monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV); roadmaps; climate policy analysis; capacity building; stakeholder engagement; and climate finance (fund design and implementation, and carbon markets).

As the Impact Lead at the CGIAR Hub for Sustainable Finance, Ciniro oversees the careful design and execution of climate finance initiatives. My role involves managing the MRV during financial mechanisms design and implementation, ensuring alignment with sustainability objectives. Ciniro also navigates the complexities of carbon markets, strategically positioning our organization to leverage emerging opportunities in climate finance, and shaping effective strategies for impactful climate investments.

Ciniro Costa Jr. serves as Brazil's nominated expert to the UNFCCC for Agriculture, Forestry, and Land Use (AFOLU), in addition to being a member of Technical Working Groups for both the Climate Bonds Initiative and Verra.

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