Carolina Burle Schmidt Dubeux is a social scientist and holds a Ph.D. in Energy and Environmental Planning. She is a researcher at the Center for Integrated Studies on Climate Change and the Environment - Centro Clima/COPPE/Federal University of Rio de Janeiro - Brazil, with a postdoc experience in CIRED/France. She has been developing studies related to mitigation of climate change and socio-economic development, being a pioneer on the issue of climate mitigation in Brazilian cities. She is one of the technical coordinators of The Economics of Climate Change in Brazil (The Brazilian Mini-Stern Report) developed by ten research centers. She is also a Lead Author of Chapter 17, Economics of Adaptation, IPCC AR5 WGII.