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Amy Kirbyshire is the Senior Editorial Manager for C40’s Knowledge Hub, where C40 captures and disseminates many of its key learnings, best practices, and unique insights into the political economy of climate change in cities.
Prior to joining C40, Amy worked at the Overseas Development Institute, where she spent seven years first with the Climate and Development Knowledge Network on adaptation research and knowledge management, and later as a researcher on climate risk and resilience.
At ODI her work explored extreme heat adaptation in Indian cities, mass displacement to cities, climate-induced migration, flood early warning in Nepal, political economy analysis, and Adaptation Communications under the UNFCCC, among other issues.
Prior to ODI, Amy also worked at the Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre and the Red Cross Climate Centre on climate risk. She holds an MSc in Disasters, Adaptation and Development from Kings College London, and a BSc in Geography from Sheffield University.
Amy Rodwell serves as C40’s Director of Finance.
Amy leads the global finance function for all entities within the C40 group, and supports the Management Team with strategic decision making through the provision of timely and accurate financial analysis.
Amy’s previous charity sector roles were at the National Deaf Children’s Society and the International Planned Parenthood Federation. Prior to this, Amy worked as an Aid Auditor in a large, global accountancy firm, undertaking work for global donors in over 50 countries, including the worldÕs second smallest by population, Tuvalu.
Amy is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Masters in Finance (major: economic policy) from the University of London, as well as a BA in Economics and Geography.
André serves a Senior Advisor for the Clean Construction Programme. Prior to joining C40, he worked at the Climate Agency for the City of Oslo where he primarily focused on Oslo’s transition to zero-emission construction machinery and reducing indirect emissions from the buildings sector. He was also closely involved in developing Oslo’s climate strategy to 2030. André has worked at the Norwegian Environment Agency where he led the unit responsible for implementing EU’s Emissions Trading System in Norway. He has previously worked on climate change issues for over a decade at the International Energy Agency and the World Bank. André holds a Masters degree in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies.
Andrea Bizberg serves as a Technical Adviser for the Air Quality Climate Action Planning Project in Latin America, and is responsible for coordinating the air quality impact analyses for the two pilot city projects in Buenos Aires and Guadalajara.
Prior to joining C40, Andrea has worked for more than five years on air quality, climate change and public health issues in several countries in Latin America and Europe, most recently working as an international consultant for the United Nations Development Programme to support the update of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC).
Prior to this, she has worked from a public policy perspective across different sectors. With the NGO, the Nature Conservancy she has worked as a strategic consultant to increase the ambition of the NDCs of priority countries in LATAM with the inclusion of Natural Climate Solutions (NCS). She has also contributed to the development of a green finance taxonomy in Mexico with the Green Finance Advisory Council of the Mexican Stock Exchange. Finally, she has provided policy research and technical advice to the Economist Intelligence Unit, Harvard University and the Mexican Ministry of Public Health around air quality and public health issues.
Andrea holds a Master in Environmental Policies from Sciences Po, a Master in Environmental Sciences from Sorbonne Université (Université Pierre et Marie Curie) and a Bachelor in Science, Technology and Health from the University Paris-Saclay (Université Paris-Sud XI).
Andrea serves as Monitoring and Evaluation Manager to the UKAID Climate Action Implementation Programme. She works across teams to balance and respond to funder requirements, cities’ priorities, and C40’s existing KPIs. In doing so, her objective is to demonstrate the impact of C40 and its cities’ work while enabling meaningful comparison and learning across programmes.
Prior to joining C40, Andrea worked as a Knowledge Transfer Manager on a UKAID programme that aimed to strengthen innovation networks between the UK, Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africa. Before this, she gained progressive M&E experience consulting for UN-Habitat and the International Fund for Agricultural Development.
She holds an MSc in Environment and Sustainable Development from University College London and a BASc in Sustainability, Science and Society from McGill University.
Andrew serves as New Buildings Adviser for the Building Energy 2020 Programme, buildings and energy technical assistance programme for C40 cities. Andrew is responsible for providing cities with technical assistance focused on supporting cities with their plans to implement ambitious building energy performance requirements including building energy codes. Prior to joining C40, Andrew was a Sustainability Consultant in London for TÜV SÜD Real Estate, a building services engineering consultancy, working in the building engineering team. Andrew was responsible for designing and implementing energy strategies for a broad range of developments including the delivery of low and zero regulated carbon emission housing developments. In his previous roles he conducted environmental assessments of the built environment which take into account a range of wellbeing and sustainability issues including the impacts of carbon emissions. Andrew is qualified as a domestic energy assessor (DOCEA), BREEAM New Construction Assessor and holds a BSc in Biology from the University of Sussex.
Angel Monjarás is responsible for developing and maintaining data visualization applications for internal use and the C40 Knowledge Hub using the Qlik platform.
Prior to joining C40, Angel has worked at two Qlik partners in many roles, including practice leader, solution architect, training manager and product specialist.
Angel has a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a diploma in business intelligence. He is a part time teacher at ITAM in Mexico City and a Qlik Academic Program Ambassador for 2022.
Anita serves as the Senior Grants Manager of Government Funding in C40’s Corporate Services team, based out of the London office. She is responsible for funder relations, contracting, and procurement for C40’s Climate Action Planning work in Latin America and Asia.
Before joining C40, Anita was the Regional Relationship Manager of global corporates for Standard Chartered Bank, South Africa. In this role, Anita provided banking solutions to blue-chip corporates across sub-Saharan Africa. Anita has over a decade of corporate and investment banking experience focusing on counterparty risk and client-facing functions from Canary Wharf to Johannesburg and safely through the financial crisis.
Anita graduated from the University of Stellenbosch with a Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Management).
As the Women4Climate project officer, Ariane supports cities in launching mentoring programmes dedicated to women and works to build a strong community of women leading urban climate action.
Prior to joining C40, Ariane interned at Women Engage for a Common Future (WECF), supporting their advocacy on gender and climate for COP26, which she attended as a member of the Women & Gender Constituency. She also contributed to the 6th Gender Just Climate Solution Award, which celebrates the most outstanding local climate actions that benefit from women’s leadership and promote gender equality. She has worked with various civil society organisations, both internationally and in France, to promote climate justice at different institutional levels.
Ariane has a degree in international affairs from Sciences Po Paris, France, where she focused on feminist and people-centred approaches to global affairs.
Aris is the Knowledge and Partnerships Manager for the C40 Cities Finance Facility (CFF), a joint initiative of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and GIZ. The CFF facilitates access to finance for climate change mitigation and resilience projects in urban areas. In his role, Aris collects, manages and disseminates all knowledge generated in CFF-supported projects, which include cycling infrastructure in Bogotá, electric buses in Mexico City, and community-led ecosystem-based adaptation in Durban. Aris holds a MSc in Environmental Policy and Regulation from LSE and a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of York and the University of California, San Diego. Prior to joining C40, Aris worked for Carbon Analytics, an environmental accounting start-up, and for ABC Trust, an Anglo-Brazilian NGO helping children in Brazilian cities.
Barbara Barros serves as City Adviser for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as part of C40 Climate Action Planning Programme. In this role, she is responsible for engaging internal and external stakeholders, and facilitating knowledge transfer across the Rio’s City Hall, C40 network and C40 consultants, in order to provide high-quality tailored technical assistance to support locally-led efforts and strengthen the Rio’s climate action.
Prior to joining C40, Barbara worked on the development of the Rio de Janeiro Climate Change Adaptation Strategy, in which she carried out a vulnerability assessment and an adaptation strategy for the Urbanization & Housing sector of the City by 2040. Later, she served as a Head of the Adaptation and Resilience Sector of the City Hall of Recife (Pernambuco – Brazil) to manage the Climate Change Adaptation Plan and low carbon urban development projects of the City. She also worked as a technical consultant for the Recife’s Master Plan to advance climate change planning within the urban planning agenda for the next 10 years.
She holds a degree in Architecture and Urban Planning from Federal University of Alagoas (Brazil), and a Master’s in Urban Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). Her master’s thesis analyses the integration of adaptation planning with urban planning across four megacities.
Benjamin serves as C40 City Advisor for Chennai and Bengaluru. He is an architect, urban regional planner and urban designer by training with close to a decade of experience working in the fields of spatial planning and policy, mobility, physical infrastructure and environmental management with a strong focus on stakeholder engagement.
Prior to joining C40, Benjamin worked with the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA), Delhi, and Dutch consultancy firm Royal Haskoning DHV (RHDHV) with practical experience of working with governments across 4 continents (India, Europe, Middle East, and Africa).
While at NIUA, he worked on the preparation of the Master Plan of Delhi 2041, and with RHDHV he worked on the Revised Master Plan of Bengaluru 2031 and greenfield urban extension master plans for Surat, Aurangabad.
Benjamin enjoys preparing maps using creative cartographic methods and research writing with a focus on deep ethnography; he is also a trained musician and plays the keyboard, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, ukelele, and melodica during his free time.
Beth is Content and Web Editor at C40. In this role, she is responsible for monitoring and maintaining content on the C40 website and helping to create and edit content for a variety of communications materials.
Before joining C40 Beth was Communications Coordinator at the European Respiratory Society, where she supported a web redesign project, developed and implemented communications plans for a range of activities and events, and led advocacy campaigns on clean air, the environment and health, and tobacco control. Prior to this, she worked as Digital Content Editor for Sheffield Hallam University and as an Editorial Intern for a local magazine.
Beth holds an MSc in Science Communication from the University of Manchester and a BA in English Language and Linguistics from the University of Sheffield.
Birgitte is the C40 Steering Committee Senior Manager responsible for supporting the Office of the C40 Chair by managing the processes of the Steering Committee, including Steering Committee meetings and elections. Prior to this, Birgitte supported the Managing Director of C40 Regions and Mayoral Engagement and managed the Danish Deadline2020 project ‘DK2020’. Before joining C40 Birgitte worked at the Danish green think tank ‘CONCITO’, where she supported the management of CONCITO’s youth platform ‘the Climate Embassy’ and coordinated a cross-disciplinary course for young professionals and university students with a focus on sustainability. Birgitte has a Master’s Degree in Political Science from Aarhus University, Denmark and Mannheim University, Germany.
Bo Sun acts as the Project Manager in the CAP China team, based in Beijing.
Prior to C40, Bo worked in the Ministry of Ecology and Environment in China, where he worked on the implementation and management of Chinese Projects of Montreal Protocol on Ozone Depleting Substances. He was also involved and coordinated in the national greenhouse gas HFCs phase-down strategy development.
Bo holds a Master of Sociology from Brown University.