Carlos A. Klink is a professor and researcher at the Dept. of Ecology at the University of Brasília (UnB). Graduated in Biological Sciences and Master in Ecology from UNICAMP. MA and Ph. D. in Biology/Ecology, Harvard University. He was a visiting scholar at the University of Maryland, College Park. He held the position of National Secretary for Climate Change (2012-2015) at the Ministry of the Environment (MMA) and was Executive Secretary of the MMA (2016). He was Senior Program Officer at IFC's Amazon Initiative and Agriculture Team Leader at The Nature Conservancy-Brasil.
He is currently a member of the Council of Conservation International-Brasil and of the Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas (IPE). He has 30 years of experience working on land use change, agricultural production strategies and ecosystem conservation, climate change and green finance. He has collaborated with corporations, financial institutions, governments, academia, and NGOs, in Brazil and abroad. He has published peer-reviewed articles, books, technical reports, and seminars and conferences. He has mentored undergraduate and graduate students. Coordinates the Cerrado Initiative project (www.cerradoinitiative.eco.br).