The Global Initiative Network


Adriana Erthal Abdenur

Executive Director, Plataforma CIPÓ

Adriana Erthal Abdenur is a Brazilian social scientist with extensive experience in international security. She is the co-founder and Executive Director of Plataforma CIPÓ, dedicated to climate peacebuilding and sustainable development in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Dr. Abdenur has worked extensively on environmental crime in the Amazon and Cerrado regions of South America, as well as in parts of sub-Saharan Africa.

She is a member of the UN Committee on Development Policy, as well as of the Group of Experts that advises the United Nations on Climate & Security. She earned a PhD from Princeton University and an AB from Harvard University. She lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.



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