Carla is responsible for the areas pertaining to the Basel Convention technical guidelines and electronic approaches to the notification and movement documents. And as part of the Stockholm Convention, Carla is responsible for National Reporting. Carla joined the Secretariat in September 2010.
She has been working for the United Nations (UN) since 2005. Before working for the UN Environment Programme, she worked for the UN Office at Geneva (UNOG), at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Bonn, and at the UN Headquarters in New York with UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA). From 2001 to 2005, she worked as researcher in Germany, at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Technologies and for the University RWTH Aachen. Before 2001, she worked, for several years, in the private sector, within various entities, and universities, based in Brazil. Carla holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University RWTH Aachen, Germany, and speaks Portuguese (native), English, German, French and Spanish. Carla is a Brazilian national.