Senior Forestry Officer
Brazilian, economist, Senior Forestry Officer and Team Leader of the Forest Governance and Economics Team in the Forestry Division of FAO. After a 15-year tenure at the Brazilian National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES), she focused her career on environmental governance and finance, including the global financial climate change architecture. She served as Director of Climate Change of the Brazilian Ministry of Environment, Director of the Brazilian Forest Service, Executive Secretary of the Amazon Fund Technical Committee and Co-Chair of the REDD+ Partnership. She joined FAO in 2011, where she served as Deputy Head of the UN-REDD Programme Secretariat before moving to Rome for her current position in 2015. Thais holds an MSc in Environmental governance and regulation from the London School of Economics and Political Science – LSE.