Ciniro Costa Junior is a Climate and Food System Specialist with the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT of the CGIAR, contributing to several CGIAR initiatives, especially under the Multifunctional Landscapes, the Livestock & Climate Initiative (L&C) and the One Sustainable Finance. He is the Brazil lead of the Agroecological Transitions (Digital Tools).
Previously, he worked as the Science Officer for the Low-Emission Development research theme of CCAFS-CGIAR.
Ciniro Costa Junior received a Doctoral degree in Sciences from University of São Paulo and worked as a Research Scholar at the University of New Hampshire and as a Postdoc fellow at The Woods Hole Research Center. His expertise includes climate change mitigation in the agriculture sector, including MRV of emissions, soil carbon, net-zero actions, carbon markets, and policy analyses. Among others, he has led and collaborated in projects with several multilateral banks and development agencies; and net-zero strategies for global food companies.
He is also Brazil’s nominated expert to the UNFCCC and is part of the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) Agri-food Transitions Advisory Group.