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Anna Clara Botto

Director for Youth Engagement at the Alliance for Just Deliberation on Solar Geoengineering (DSG)

Clara is the co-founder of the platform SRM Youth Watch, which seeks to inform and capacitate young people on the governance of Solar Radiation Modification (SRM) technologies, following her outreach activities as part of the Carnegie Climate Governance Initiative (C2G) Youth Voices for Emerging Climate Governance project. As part of that, she was an observer in the SRM fieldwork taking place at the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, participated in several events and workshops, and wrote contributions to the UN.

She’s currently working for the Alliance for Just Deliberation on Solar Geoengineering as their Director for Youth Engagement. She is also a campaigner with World’s Youth for Climate Justice, which is seeking an Advisory Opinion from the International Court of Justice on the climate crisis as a human rights issue, and is the Science-Policy Thematic Facilitator of the Major Group of Children and Youth (CYMG) to UNEP.

Clara has been engaged with sustainable development at a grassroots and international level, from arts to politics, for the past 8 years. She’s passionate about global governance and hopes it can be efficiently used to prevent or minimise socioenvironmental damages. She holds a Master’s degree in International Development and Public Policy, having written her thesis as a case study on deep sea mining in Portugal, and a Bachelor’s degree in Business with a focus on Creative Economy and Marketing, where she researched sustainable fashion and the universities in Rio de Janeiro’s lack of preparation to equip young people with the skills needed for sustainable development. She grew up in Brazil but is currently based in Europe.