Camila Pontual

Camila Pontual

Climate Program Manager

Camila is the new Climate Program Manager at the Climate Hub for Columbia Global Center since 2022.

Camila has worked as Deputy Coordinator for International and Cooperation for the City of Rio de Janeiro since early 2021, where she oversaw the international climate agenda, with C40  Cities Climate Leadership Group, ICLEI, United Nations agencies, The Milan Urban Food Policy Pact  and others key stakeholders.

Previously, Camila worked as a Program Associate for Climate and Use Alliance (CLUA) at Ford Foundation, in Brazil, focusing on deforestation and fostering environmental public policies in the Amazon and Cerrado biome. Camila helped implement the strategy and leverage the project's portfolio up to over 100 projects. Camila also supports covid-19 related projects in the Amazon.

Prior to joining CLUA, Camila worked as an advisor to the Mayor’s Office of Rio de Janeiro on sustainability and strategic affairs, supporting the Chairman of the C40  Cities Climate Leadership Group.

She holds a masters in Sustainable Territorial Development from the Université de Paris I - Sorbonne, and has a background in International Relations and Economics.