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Arthur is a PhD candidate at the University of Amsterdam (supervised by Joyeeta Gupta), researching fossil fuel governance and the climate emergency from the perspective of inclusive development and with a special focus on the global South. He is a former engineer – with degrees in chemical engineering (BSc, cum laude) and systems engineering (MSc, magna cum laude) from the University of Pennsylvania; now with an MSc (Research) in Development Studies from the University of Amsterdam, Arthur enjoys conducting mixed-method research to shed light on the complexities of natural and social systems that govern the climate emergency.


His current research topics include:

  • Stranded Fossil Fuel Assets & Resources
  • The Paris Agreement on Climate Change
  • Pension Funds
  • Export Credit Agencies
  • Fossil Fuel Markets
  • The Carbon Bubble
  • Agents of Change
  • Post Normal Science


On a personal level, Arthur was born to Brasilian parents in Sao Paulo, Brasil, and subsequently lived in Germany, Italy, Japan, Thailand, USA, and Nicaragua before relocating to Amsterdam. He enjoys discussions about global cultures and norms, and has also been a certified yoga instructor since 2017.

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