arrow arrow_up breadcrumb-chevron-right breadcrumb-home dropdown-arrow-down loader GALogoWUNEP GALogo2018 menu read-more-plus rrss-email rrss-facebook rrss-flickr rrss-instagram rrss-linkedin rrss-twitter rrss-vimeo rrss-youtube rrss_google_plus rrss_skype rrss_web pdf search share Completed In Process Ideas In Develpment Toogle Toogle Thumbnail View List View play close filter-collapse filter edit media_photo_library media_video_library graphics pictures videos collections next
About Helena Rodrigues
Helena Rodrigues
Intern, Ecosystems and Communities Programme
Phone: +47 469 32 444

Growing up on the Portuguese coast, the ocean was my first love. I started diving by the age of fourteen and during the last decade, I have sadly encountered bleached reefs on protected areas of Brazil, Florida Keys and the Caribbean islands.


As an environmental economist from the London SchooI of Economics and Political Science, I use my academic background and volunteer experience in the Small Island States to understand and help mitigate the negative impacts of climate change on marine and coastal ecosystems. I previously worked for the UNFCCC Adaptation Programme, and my core interests include climate change adaptation and the role of oceans in multilateral environmental agreements.


I am excited to join GRID-Arendal Ecosystems and Communities Programme for the next six months. I will be assisting the Mami Wata and ResilienSEA projects, and contributing to Portuguese communications in the office. While in Norway I look forward to diving in the Nordic fjords and learning more about oceanic science with my colleagues.

Latest activities Helena's involved in

Latest news

View all news