Thiago Uehara

Research Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources Programme


Thiago Uehara, political ecologist, is a research fellow at Chatham House. Before joining its Energy, Environment and Resources programme in 2019, Thiago served as technical adviser to the Brazilian Presidency, consultant to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and senior consultant to Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), to name a few.

Thiago is a policy analyst and environmental social scientist working with public policy, rural development and sustainability since 2006. He holds degrees in Geographical Research (University of Cambridge), Public Administration (FGV), Environmental Science (University of São Paulo Institute of Energy), Environmental Management (University of São Paulo School of Agriculture), and Music (Villa-Lobos Institute).

He also studied at the Institute of Development Studies/STEPS Centre, at AgroParistech-Engref, and is completing his PhD at Imperial College London’s Centre for Environmental Policy on the politics of retrenchment and the impacts of austerity for peasant livelihoods in the Amazon and in São Paulo.

He is a founder member of the Brazilian Research Network on Food Sovereignty, Nutrition and Food Security, and advises students at Imperial College London. Languages: PT, EN, FR, ES.

Past experience

2016-2019 Consultant, IPCC WG3 Supervisor and research postgraduate, Imperial College London
2012-2019 Technical adviser, Presidency of Brazil
2012-2019 Lecturer, National School of Public Administration
2012-2019 Environmental specialist, Ministry of the Environment, Brazil
2010-2012 Researcher, FGV Centre for Sustainability Studies
2010-2012 Senior consultant, FGV Centre for Public Administration
2007-2010 Environmental manager, São Paulo Environmental Agency