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Leonardo Nascimento joined NewClimate Institute as a climate policy analyst in February 2018. He works on tracking climate action, the quantitative analysis of GHG emission trajectories, and the support and implementation of national or sector specific low-emission strategies. At NewClimate, he is part of the core team of the Climate Action Tracker, evaluating national climate change commitments and policies. He also works on multiple projects tracking climate action on the international level, advancing climate policy in developing countries as well as quantifying co-benefits of climate action.
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. Prior to joining NewClimate Leonardo worked as a risk management consultant in distinct projects in the financial market in Brazil.