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Leonardo Nascimento joined NewClimate Institute as a climate policy analyst in February 2018. He works on tracking climate action and the quantitative analysis of GHG emission trajectories.

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. During his masters, he focused on the interaction between people and technology, exploring decision-making strategies of different stakeholders. For his internship, he worked on a project designing strategies to make renewable energy projects more attractive to local governments at the TU Graz, Austria. In his master thesis, he developed a behavioural model about the creation of Local Energy Initiatives to investigate the effects of community cooperation and local leadership in the development of these projects.

Prior to joining NewClimate Leonardo worked as a management consultant in distinct projects in the financial market in Brazil.

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