Ciniro Costa Junior is a Science Officer for the Low-Emission Development research theme for CCAFS, the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security. He previously worked with the Institute of Agriculture and Forestry Management and Certification (IMAFLORA) in Brazil for 6 years. Ciniro Costa Junior received a Doctoral degree in Sciences from University of São Paulo (2014) and worked as a Research Scholar at the University of New Hampshire (2013) and as a Postdoc fellow at The Woods Hole Research Center (2014-2015). His expertise includes climate change mitigation in the agriculture sector, including GHG emissions and soil carbon accounting and policy analyses. He has worked primarily in Latin America, especially in the Brazilian Amazon and Cerrado regions.