Priscilla Santos is a climate change expert with over 15 years supporting the development and evaluation of climate policies and finance mechanisms to enhance forest governance and collaborative climate action. She has advised governments, donors, international organizations, development cooperation agencies, impact investors and NGOs on decision-making processes and advocacy strategies to increase climate ambition at multiple levels. Priscilla is experienced in assessing climate and forest funds, payment for environmental services and REDD+ legal frameworks, and social and environmental safeguards to secure the rights of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities. As a consultant, she has collaborated with partners such as The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, Principles for Responsible Investment, German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), Climate and Land Use Alliance (CLUA), Norway's International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI), Ford Foundation and WWF International, focusing on the improvement of climate policy and finance and their connections with forests and land use, gender equality and human rights, particularly in Brazil and Latin America.
Previously, she served as Senior Advisor on Adaptation to Climate Change in Brazil's Presidency Secretariat of Strategic Affairs, and on Climate Change and Forests in the Norwegian Embassy in Brasilia. Priscilla holds a Master of Science in Nature, Society and Environmental Policy from the University of Oxford, and is a lawyer specialized in Environmental and Urban Law. She was born and raised in the Brazilian Amazon and speaks Portuguese, English, Spanish and Italian.