The Head of City Diplomacy and Advocacy is a senior member of the Inclusion and Global Leadership department that directly supports and advises the Director of Advocacy, Campaigns and External Engagement. Specifically, the Head oversees diplomatic engagement of mayors and advocacy opportunities at the global and multilateral level with a focus on priority processes, including the COP and Urban 20 initiatives. The role is critical in ensuring coherent messaging and engagement at the highest level with politicians, global public figures and key UN and governmental stakeholders – consistent with C40’s broader External Engagement strategy and our multi-faceted stakeholder mobilisation and influence tactics.

Prior to joining C40, Marina worked as a Climate Policy Portfolio Coordinator at the Institute for Climate and Society, where she was responsible for engaging Brazilian governors, mayors and parliamentarians in the climate agenda. Marina was a visiting scholar at Columbia Law School where she did part of her PhD in the Environmental and Energy Program. Marçal holds a Master’s degree in Sociology and Law from Fluminense Federal University, and in Ethnic and Racial Relations from the Federal Center for Technological Education of Rio de Janeiro.