Isadora Cardoso

Isadora Cardoso Vasconcelos

Fellow (Alumni)

Isadora Cardoso is a queer feminist climate activist and expert. She is a fellow with the IASS as of May 2021. Isadora works with and studies intersectional perspectives and solutions to the climate crisis. She holds a master's degree in globalisation and development studies and has been working on and researching gender and climate issues over the past five years. She has worked with collectives focusing on gender and climate justice in Brazil, Germany, the Netherlands and internationally.

  • Project coordinator with GenderCC - Women for Climate Justice e.V., Berlin, Germany (October 2018 - April 2021)
  • Master's degree in globalisation and development studies, Maastricht University, the Netherlands (August 2017 - August 2018)
  • Project assistant with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Brasilia, Brazil (May 2015 - July 2017)
  • Bachelor's degree in political science, University of Brasilia, Brazil (August 2009 - July 2014)
  • International development
  • Civil society and social movements
  • Climate justice
  • Queer and intersectional feminism
  • Transnational politics

Publications at the RIFS

Publications prior to joining the RIFS

  • "Klimagerechtigkeit und Feminismus: One struggle, one fight!". taz, September 2020:!5715271/
  • "No gender justice on a dead planet! A brief analysis of strengths and weaknesses of the COP25 gender decision and the Gender Action Plan". Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, February 2020: ce-on-a-dead-planet/
  • "How Brazil's far-right government is adding forces to the global anti-gender crusade". Journal of Gender Studies & Feminist Anthropology. Issue 40. December 2019. ISSN 1388-4840.
  • "The far-right on the rise in Brazil: between gaslighting and climate change skepticism". The Beam, November 2018:
  • "Climate change and impacts on family farming in North and Northeast of Brazil", n. 141, 2016. ISSN 1812-108x:
  • "Challenges and perspectives for rural women in Brazil under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development", v. 319, 2016. ISSN 2318- 9118:
  • "Climate Change Impacts: Response Options for Family Farmers in Brazil" (PT, EN), v. 309, 2015. ISSN: 2318-9118:
  • Digital Podiums Discussion Climate Justice & Feminism: One struggle, One fight!?, Online Konferenz Klimagerechtigkeit & Feminismus, December 2020:
  • UNFCCC 2020 Climate Dialogue event "Not without us - feminist voices in climate justice struggles". November 2020:
  • Webinar "Como tropicalizar o Plano de Ação em Gênero da ONU?", Brazilian Conference on Climate Change. July 2020:
  • UNFCCC COP25 side event "Translating Policy into Action: the role of young women of the Global South for Climate Justice". Madrid, Spain. December 2019.
  • SDGs Conference 2018: Who best serves the public interest?, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University, Netherlands. June 2018. Moderator of panel.
  • 4th International Conference on Sustainable Development, Columbia University. New York, USA. September 2016. Presentation of the paper Innovation for Whom? The 2030 Agenda and the Brazilian System on Access and Benefit-Sharing of Genetic Heritage (ABS).
  • Fellow of the EU-China NGO Twinning programme by the Stiftung Asienhaus. The programme promotes exchange between European and Chinese NGOs working with climate change and environmental justice and seeks to enhance cooperation between them (July-December 2019).
  • MA in Globalisation and Development Studies with cum laude.
  • Fully-funded scholarship by the "Maastricht University Holland-High Potential scholarship" to complete the MA in Globalisation and Development Studies.
  • MA thesis nominated to the 2019 LOVA/Marjan Rens MA Thesis Award, Netherlands.
  • BA scholarship student of the Brazilian Ministry of Education's Tutored Education Programme in Political Science.

Member of the LOVA network of gender studies and feminist anthropology.