Joana Portugal Pereira

Senior Scientist


Joana is the London-based TSU Senior Scientist and provides particular scientific support on the IPCC’s Special Report on Climate Change and Land. She has extensive expertise in bioenergy, low carbon innovation, Life Cycle Assessment, Carbon Dioxide Removal technologies, Energy policy and Climate scenarios. Prior to joining the TSU in March 2017, Joana was an invited Assistant Professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (COPPE-UFRJ), Brazil, in the Energy Planning Program (PPE). She has also developed work on energy and climate policy for the United Nations Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS, Japan) and the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBi, Japan). She holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering.