M.Sc. Dipl.-Ing. Thiago Garcia

Project leader
M.Sc. Dipl.-Ing. Thiago Garcia

Thiago Garcia has more than 10 years of working experience on sustainable development issues including climate change adaptation and mitigation projects, implementation of renewable energy infrastructure in developing countries, regional development and water policies. At PIK Thiago leads a capacity-building project funded by the German Environmental Ministry together with three developing countries. He has researched and written on official development assistance, multilevel governance of climate policies and on regional development during his Master’s research at the United Nations University in Maastricht, The Netherlands. Thiago also has substantial experience working with subnational governments and environmental agencies on energy infrastructure and environmental policy, including as president of a technical chamber at the State Water Council of Minas Gerais/Brazil. In addition to his Master of Public Policy, Thiago has an MBA in Project Management and an Environmental Engineering degree.


Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
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Garcia, T. et al.(2018). M2020 - A Mission for the Planet, A Mission for Europe. Green European Journal. June 2018

Garcia, T. (2017). Multilevel Governance and Regional Climate Policy. Unabhängiges Institut für Umweltfragen -UfU Paper. August 2017

United Nations University-MERIT Working Papers, April/2015 - ISSN 1871-9872 Title: “Inside the Black Box: Contributions to the discussion on official development assistance”;

FURTADO, M. F. R. G.; CIRINO, T. L.; FURTADO, R. C.; GARCIA, T. Evaluation and Monitoring of Sustainability Indicators at the Surroundings of Hydropower plants In: VIII Congresso de Inovação Tecnológica em Energia Elétrica, Brazilian Ministry of Mines and Energy, 2015;

Brazilian Magazine of Project Management, November/2011 - ISSN: 1679902X Title: “Integrating Risk and Communication Management in High Environmental Complexity Projects”;

Winner of the III Visconde de Mauá Prize in Project Management for the article "Integrating Risk and Communication Management in Projects with High Environmental Complexity."