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Project Officer, City-Business Engagement

Amélia Maradas serves as City-Business Engagement Project Officer at C40.

Prior to joining C40, Amélia worked as Innovation Lead with UNLEASH, a global Innovation Program with the mission to build the world’s leading initiative and platform for innovative, implementable, and scalable solutions to the SDGs.

Amélia has experience working with innovation, social entrepreneurship, and youth network mobilisation. She also worked with UNDP Junior Professional Service Center for partnerships, donors, and outreach campaigns.

Amélia holds a B.A. in Political Science and International Relations from Sciences Po Bordeaux (France) and graduated from Vrije Universiteit (Netherlands) with an LLM. in Law and Politics of International Security.

Senior Manager, Urban Heat
Amy Buitenhuis, Senior Manager - Urban Heat

Amy Buitenhuis is Senior Manager for Urban Heat and manages the C40 Cool Cities Network. She supports a network of global cities to identify, plan and implement projects to increase resilience to urban heat.

Before joining C40, Amy spent almost a decade working at the City of Toronto on programs and policies related to resilience, housing, and COVID-19 response and recovery. During this time, she is proud to have delivered Toronto’s first Resilience Strategy and led the City’s 2020 hot weather response during the COVID-19 emergency (and hottest summer in 50+ years). She also
designed and established a new apartment building quality standards program, regulated short-term rentals, and developed Toronto’s plan for the future of its temporary COVID-19 shelters for people experiencing homelessness and on its journey toward recovery from the pandemic.

Amy holds an MA in geography from the University of Toronto and a BScE in engineering and BA in geography from Queen’s University (Canada).

Fundraising Manager
United Kingdom
Amy Fifield
Senior Editorial Manager, Knowledge Management Projects
United Kingdom
Amy Kirbyshire

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.

Clean Construction Senior Advisor

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.

Technical Adviser, Climate Action Planning, Latin America

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).

Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, UKAID Programme
United Kingdom

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.

Manager, Net Zero Carbon Buildings Accelerator
United Kingdom

Andrew is the Manager of the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Accelerator, providing support to signatory cities implementing ambitious actions to decarbonise buildings. He is responsible for tracking the progress of signatory cities and coordinating with the C40 networks in assisting cities in overcoming barriers to implementation. This includes providing expertise on global best practice approaches to building decarbonisation policies, from supporting cities in C40’s energy and buildings networks to assisting technical assistance programmes such as the UKAID Climate Action Implementation Programme.

He previously served as Advisor for New Buildings, providing direct technical assistance to cities supporting the development of policies and programs to improve new building codes. In this role, he also supported C40’s Deadline2020 program delivering Climate Action Plans for cities across the network.

Before joining C40, Andrew was a Sustainability Consultant in a building services engineering consultancy, working in the UK development industry. Andrew was responsible for designing and implementing energy & sustainability strategies for a broad range of developments, including delivering low and zero-regulated carbon emission housing developments. He holds a BSc in Biology from the University of Sussex.

Data Visualisation Developer

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.

Senior Grants Manager, Government Funding
United Kingdom

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).

Manager, Climate Budgeting
United Kingdom

As C40’s Manager for Climate Budgeting, Annabel works to deliver C40’s Climate Budget programme by providing guidance and support to cities in understanding different options and approaches to climate budgeting through peer-to-peer learning.

Annabel joined C40 in August 2021 as a Project Officer for C40’s Divest/Invest Forum. She has experience in organising and coordinating in-person and online events, conducting research, and developing knowledge and communication materials to showcase best practices and lessons learned from C40 programmes and cities.

Annabel has a strong background in climate politics gained through her BA in Human Sciences from the University of Oxford and MSc in Environment, Politics & Society from UCL. Her dissertation was focused on the interaction of climate policy with social justice in both London & Cape Town. Annabel is also a youth leader and has previously represented the UK at the youth engagement group to the G7.

Network Manager, Food Systems and Sustainable Waste Systems
South Africa

Anri Manderson serves as Network Manager in the Climate Solutions and Networks team, splitting time between the Sustainable Waste Systems Network and the Food Systems Network. She supports the delivery of both networks’ knowledge-sharing activities, also helping cities deliver on their commitments to the Pathway Towards Zero Waste and the Good Food Cities Accelerator.

Before joining C40, Anri worked in food systems across southern Africa, specifically building resilience in smallholder farmer systems. She has extensive experience in community and natural resource governance, building local economies, regenerative agriculture, and youth and female empowerment.

Anri holds a joint PhD in food policy from the Universities of Antwerp in Belgium and Stellenbosch in South Africa. She also completed an MPhil degree in Sustainable Development Management and Planning and a BA in Visual Communication Design, both at Stellenbosch University.

Project Officer, Women4Climate
United Kingdom
Ariane Colson - C40 Project Officer, Women4Climate

As C40’s Women4Climate Project Officer, Ariane supports cities in launching mentorship programmes for emerging female climate leaders who are driving the charge for urban climate action. She is part of the Inclusive Climate Action team, which ensures that inclusivity and equity are integrated into C40 work streams and cities’ climate programmes. Ariane is passionate about advocating for the wider benefits of intersectional feminist principles for climate action. She has experience in organising and coordinating online events, communications campaigns, and monitoring and evaluating the impacts of Women4Climate activities.

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, recognising outstanding local climate actions focusing on inclusion and promoting gender equality. She has worked with various civil society organisations in France and internationally to promote climate justice at different institutional levels.

Ariane received a BA (Hons) and an MA (Hons) in International Affairs from Sciences Po Paris, France, where she focused on feminist and people-centred approaches to global affairs. She was awarded the Advanced Certification in Gender Studies as a recognition of her academic work.

Senior Manager, Knowledge and Partnerships
United Kingdom

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.

Senior Manager, Adaptation Finance

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.

Regional Engagement Manager Asia, C40 Cities Finance Facility

Beatrice serves as the Regional Engagement Manager for Asia at C40 Cities Finance Facility (CFF). Before joining C40, she spearheaded courses and workshops to improve Philippine public services and processes’ responsiveness and efficiency and support the government’s public-sector innovation thrust. To do this, she designed courses on citizen-centred service design and collaborated with partners to introduce experimentation.

She has long experience in the public sector as a project manager and researcher, delivering capability development and knowledge management interventions for the Philippines and the Asia-Pacific region. She led campaigns to promote the Philippine government’s disaster resilience framework and assistance programs and documented local governments’ preparedness and response strategies. During this time, she also coached local officials on creating and planning development projects on wildlife conservation, climate adaptation, health, and food safety and security, among others.

Beatrice earned a BA in History from the Ateneo de Manila University and a Certificate in Social Sciences and the Humanities from Sciences Po Paris. She is also certified by the Asian Productivity Organization as a Public-Sector Productivity Specialist. She spends her free time volunteering for youth engagement and human rights education programs.