Barbara Barros

Senior Adaptation Finance Manager


Barbara Barros is Senior Adaptation Finance Manager for the C40 City Finance Programme, responsible for supporting C40 cities in taking action to overcome the financing challenges they face in delivering the green infrastructure necessary to become more climate resilient. Previously, Barbara worked in climate action planning, primarily focusing on adaptation for the Brazilian cities of Rio de Janeiro and Recife. She holds a master’s degree in urban engineering focused on adaptation planning from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and is an adaptation finance expert at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.

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C40 is a network of mayors collaborating to deliver the urgent action needed right now to confront the climate crisis. It connects 96 of the biggest cities in the world; members represent over 650 million people and 20% of the global economy. Through its Climate Action Programme, C40 has supported more than 60 global cities in developing their Climate action plans in line with the Paris Agreement targets.