Dr. Leonardo Nascimento leads projects that track climate action and evaluate greenhouse gas emissions. Leonardo participates in multiple research projects that prepare and analyse future climate-change mitigation pathways. He uses his research to provide analytical support to policymakers through policy briefs, scientific publications and direct support to line ministries. At NewClimate Institute, he contributes to the annual updates of the Climate Action Tracker and Climate Change Performance Index projects, which evaluate national climate change commitments and policies. Leonardo holds a degree in physics from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) in Brazil and a MSc in Sustainable Energy Technology from the University of Twente in the Netherlands. Leonardo is also a guest researcher at Wageningen University and Research, where he obtained his PhD degree focusing on enabling future climate policy.