Ruth Coutto

Co-Portfolio Manager, Climate Change Mitigation

United Nations Environment Programme

Ruth has more than 20 years of experience in program development and management in the UN system and has been part of the UN Environment Progamme’s GEF team since 2014, mainly focusing on global and Latin American climate mitigation projects. Prior to this, she worked for the Economy Division in UNEP in multiple capacities, including program management, donor engagement, partnership development, sustainable production and emergency preparedness.

Before joining the UN system, Ruth worked for the Environmental Agency of the State of São Paulo (CETESB), Brazil on accident prevention and preparedness in industrial activities. Ruth is a Chemical Engineering specialist with a post-graduate degree in pollution prevention from the University of São Paulo, Brazil.