The Global Search for Education: Climate Activist Alejandra Fragosa Interviews Carlos Eduardo Marques

C. M. Rubin
3 min readFeb 3, 2024

This month, audiences can stream Net Zero Speaks with Carlos Eduardo Marques, the latest addition to the acclaimed Net Zero video series.

This Net Zero video series is curated by the Protect Our Planet Movement and Planet Classroom.

In the new episode Climate activist Alejandra Fragoso interviews Carlos Eduardo Marques a senior analyst at Sicoob and the Founder of Ambiafro. Fragosa from Mexico is an engineer and a POP Movement Advocate. She is dedicated to the SDGs and gender equality. She innovates for eco-friendly solutions and inspires positive mindsets. In the new Net Zero episode, she introduces us to the work of Carlos Eduardo Marques, a pivotal sustainability leader shaping Brazil’s net-zero drive.

The Global Search for Education is pleased to welcome Alejandra Fragoso.

Alejandra, why did you choose to interview Carlos Eduardo Marques?

The reason behind my choice was his commitment and 15 years of professional experience in various key areas related to Net Zero. His remarkable efforts and dedication in climate commitment, implementation of Net Zero strategies, and decarbonization provide a fresh perspective in the realm of Net Zero work. His leadership in the areas of environment, climate, sustainability, and sustainable finance offer insights into his character and future vision. He is a young leader committed to shaping the future.

What surprised you most during your interview?

An enlightening moment emerged when he encouraged the younger generation, emphasising their inheritance of prior generations’ legacies. He urged proactive involvement in global dialogues, advocating for addressing and mitigating intergenerational consequences.

What would you say are your 3 main takeaways for the Net Zero audience from your interview?

Numerous insights emerged from this conversation, but the three key takeaways include:

Firstly, companies must adopt guidelines aligning with Net Zero missions. However, the clear reality is the necessity to transform their processes, equipment, and culture to comprehend the transition’s significance toward achieving a Net Zero future.

Secondly, managing risks in the short and long term is crucial to navigating the Net Zero path. Various guidelines, tools, and strategies are available and should be implemented.

Lastly, societal consciousness and deliberate development foster impactful solutions that transcend environmental boundaries. Initiatives may start locally, such as in Brazil, but educating and raising awareness can have a global influence, driving effective change beyond regional limitations.

Thank you Alejandra!

C. M. Rubin and Alejandra Fragoso

Don’t miss Net Zero Speaks with Carlos Eduardo Marques, now streaming on the Planet Classroom Network. This film is curated by the Protect Our Planet Movement and Planet Classroom.