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iCS' NEWSLETTER
November 2018
Brazil's elections and the Paris Agreement: are we in or out?

Unraveling the report of the IPCC

Talanoa Dialogue

Happy Birthday, Sustainable Development Goals!

Religious leaders are committed to the climate cause and other connections

Deforestation rate in the Amazon grows 36% between June and September

SAVE THE DATE: Launch of the survey Profile of the Female Mayors in Brazil

GHG emissions by ships on the agenda in the series Sustainable Future Dialogues

#EngajaNasEleições and Climate and Development in the final stretch of the election period

New fact sheet about carbon pricing focused on the private sector

Discussions on the ecosystem of social finances and investment in the Amazon have a set date

MapBiomas Award encourages the generation of knowledge in Brazil

In November SEEG launches a new estimate of emissions in Brazil

Transition time - Goodbye, Walter!

For the first time, Walk 21 is based in South America

LAST CALL for the Clean Energy Challenge

What are the real costs and benefits of the sources of power generation?

The future of energy efficiency in Brazil

Kigali Project launched the english version of its website

IEI publications about Efficiency

"Forests can generate as much energy as two Belo Monte hydroelectric plants"

Efficient Cities arrives at the technical consultancy stage

Transport portfolio under new management!

iCS introduces a new coordinator of the Ocara Energy program

REPORTS

GRANTS APPROVED IN OCTOBER


WHAT'S HAPPENING IN BRAZIL
Brazil's elections and the Paris Agreement: are we in or out?

The former captain and presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro won, on October 28th, the Brazilian Presidential elections, obtaining 55% of the votes, or approximately 57.8 million votes. He takes office for a 4 year-term on January 1st, 2019.

Bolsonaro said in the beginning of the campaign that, if he were to become the President, he would pull Brazil out of the Paris Agreement. He justified his position by suggesting that the Paris Agreement was an international instrument that limits Brazil's national sovereignty, its control over the Amazon and its wealth..

Fortunately, one week before the end of election, he revised his position. He suggested that he would consider staying in the Agreement if he was assured that it would not threaten Brazil’s sovereignty over the Amazon, or the country’s ability to exploit its wealth.

It was not only NGOs and the media that have spoken out against Bolsonaro's intention to leave the Paris Agreement, but also diplomats, sections of the military, leaders of Brazil's modern agribusiness, segments of our industrial sector and many neoliberal economists. All of them understand the benefits for Brazil of staying in the Agreement.

We do not believe that Bolsonaro will pull out of the Paris Agreement. However, if he decides to do so, there are legal procedures that could be used to prevent this.

Soon, Brazil will have to confirm its offer to host the COP25 next year. If the new government decides not to host the Conference, this may only mean that climate change is not a priority but it does not necessarily mean that it will leave the Paris Agreement in the future.

Paris Agreement and Amazon

The suggestion that the Paris Agreement could be a “plot to internationalize the Amazon” by creating an international jurisdiction over the region - from the Atlantic to the Andes, has been suggested in the past by different sectors. For example, at the beginning of the negotiations, some sections in the military had a genuine concern relating to Brazil's national sovereignty and security in the Amazon region and its borders. However, Brazil's most experienced diplomats, who obviously also shared these concerns, worked with the military and gave them all the assurances they needed with respect to the Paris Agreement. Many in the Army, who are aware of the huge impact of climate change in the Amazon, now fully support the need to protect the region and believe that the Agreement is an important instrument to achieve this.

Brazil and the Paris Agreement: in or out?

Unfortunately, less well-intentioned groups, many of them with obscure interests, continued to raise these false concerns during the election. Spreading this fake news was not only a political tactic – the creation of a false international threat is a common but effective electoral tactic – but also a strategy to deceive the new government and the public. The real intention of these groups was, and still is, to push for the dismantling of the environmental policies that have been put in place to protect the Amazon against illegal interests. These people are not concerned about Brazil´s national interest or its sovereignty; their sole interest is to be able to continue with their particular illegal activities that will destroy the Amazon and Brazil’s greatest asset.

The Paris Agreement was co-created by Brazil’s most able diplomats and staying in the Agreement will bring benefits to Brazil´s economy, now and in the future.

Ana Toni, Executive Director of Institute for Climate and Society

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CLIMATE POLICY AND OUTREACH
Unraveling the report of the IPCC

The long-awaited and main report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) of the United Nations was released in early October. For the first time, the group of scientists responsible for the study collected together evidence regarding the target of halting the average increase of the temperature of the planet by up to 1.5° C in relation to the pre-industrial period. Furthermore, the report indicates the different consequences of a temperature increase up to 2° C, which is the highest level accepted by the Paris Agreeme.

One of the first publications of about the IPCC report showed a video to encourage people to share short summaries of the report, in order to make leaders even more aware of the risk that we run, if we do not keep the temperature below 1.5° C.

Unraveling the report of the IPCC

Unraveling the report of the IPCC

To facilitate the understanding of the report, the site Climate Change News unraveled 37 main points, and ClimaInfo translated them into Portuguese. Among these points, the fact that the world has already warmed 1.1° C up to today; the expectation of reaching the level of 1.5° C between 2030 and 2052 (and where the Arctic, for example, heats up two to three times faster than the global average); the greater intensity of heatwaves, droughts and floods in the 2° C scenario; and the alternatives for reducing emissions not only of carbon, but also of methane and other gases that cause the greenhouse effect, such as black carbon (the smoke from the exhausts of vehicles). Read here.

The Climate Observatory also published a special report with the estimates and the projections of the IPCC report, highlighting the socio-economic benefits and the challenges of the 1.5° C scenario. Read the full text!

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Talanoa Dialogue

In addition to the abovementioned publications, the Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development (CEBDS) [Conselho Empresarial Brasileiro para o Desenvolvimento Sustentável] brought the edition of the Talanoa Dialogue to Brazil. The meeting, organized with the Talanoa Dialogue for Climate, was attended by over 350 people at the auditorium of the Museum of Tomorrow, in Rio de Janeiro. Professor Paul Artaxo, who is a member of the IPCC team, presented the highlights of the report, warning how the increase in temperature could bring devastating effects to Brazil.

The panels of the event placed two important points on the agenda: I) how companies can contribute towards compliance with the Paris Agreement; II) how society can change and exercise its role in combating climate change. Alice Amorim, the coordinator of the climate policy portfolio at the Institute for Climate and Society, presented two narratives of the projects supported by the iCS.

Talanoa Dialogue

Crédit: Claudia Tavares

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Happy Birthday, Sustainable Development Goals!

The new Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) completed three years in September. To celebrate the date, we highlight two news items that reinforce their value:

I.

In a video from the RepdaGlobo series, of Rede Globo, Iago Hairon (Engajamundo) explains the relationship between his own life and the SDG. "I started my life trajectory very connected with the SDG number 13, which is the SDG for climate change. And that's when I turned into a climate nutcase: at school, at home and with the family. We talk about climate as if it is a very distant thing, and we forget that talking about the climate is talking about us. The future of humanity is a constant uncertainty. To transform the climate, we need to transform each other, to transform our community and to program strong public policies." Watch the full video!

Happy Birthday, Sustainable Development Goals!

II.

Those who like to learn (or teach) playing a game, gained a significant benefit last month. The CEBDS created a super-interactive memory game, which playfully counts the 17 goals to be achieved by 2030 - organized by the United Nations, although of direct interest to governments, businesses and civil society. To implement this agenda, however, it is necessary for everyone to become familiar with the SDG beforehand, understanding in what way we can support each one of the causes. The game is available in English and in Portuguese. Have a look, download and play!

Happy Birthday, Sustainable Development Goals!

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Religious leaders are committed to the climate cause and other connections

The Institute for Religious Studies (ISER) [Instituto de Estudos da Religião], through the Faith in the Climate initiative, marked its presence at the 11th Walk in Defense of Religious Freedom, in Rio de Janeiro, which brought together groups in favor of tolerance. The initiative was presented at "Latin America Non-State Actors: Raising the ambition", which was an event affiliated with the Global Climate Action Summit. At the occasion, Estrella Steinberg, a partner of GreenFaith Latin America, spoke about the Faith in the Climate declaration and commitment, which was signed in 2015 by 12 religious leaders committed to the climate cause.

Religious leaders are committed to the climate cause and other connections

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Clara Sá, the coordinator of Faith in the Climate, also took part in the National Meeting for the Promotion of Human and Environmental Values, on October 21, 2018, organized by the Lama Padman Santem, who is a director of the movement. The event brought together several religious leaders, indigenous peoples, social movements, non-governmental organizations and government representatives. Approximately 100 people attended the meeting in person - and 200 more followed online - at the Bodhisattva Center for Buddhist Studies, in Viamão, Rio Grande do Sul. See the open letter about human and environmental values in Brazil written by the organizations at the end of the event.

Religious leaders are committed to the climate cause and other connections

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Deforestation rate in the Amazon grows 36% between June and September

Between June and September 2018, a period that included the electoral campaigns, the Amazon lost much of its forest. In these months, the deforestation rate rose 36% in the region - or 2,414 km2 of forest was cut down, according to Deter B, from the National Institute of Space Research (INPE), which monitors the Amazon in almost real time. In the search for data, the Climate Observatory considered three categories of damage to the forest, which was also analyzed by the PRODES project: deforestation with exposed soil, with vegetation and with mining. The reasons for this include the dryness, the exchange rate and the effect of the candidature of Jair Bolsonaro, the new president-elect of Brazil. Read more here.

Deforestation rate in the Amazon grows 36% between June and September

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SAVE THE DATE: Launch of the survey Profile of the Female Mayors in Brazil

On November 13, 2018, the Alziras Institute will launch the survey Profile of the Female Mayors in Brazil, which was supported by the iCS. The event will be an opportunity to broaden the discussion on gender inequality in Brazilian politics, as well as the perspectives and challenges for the future municipal elections in 2020. The launch will be at the Centro de Referência do Artesanato Brasileiro (CRAB), in Rio de January. Not to be missed!

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GHG emissions by ships on the agenda in the series Sustainable Future Dialogues

Climate change and sea transport is the theme of the last meeting of the year of the platform Sustainable Future Dialogues. In April, members of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), a specialized agency from the United Nations, adopted an initial strategy to reduce GHG emissions by ships by at least 50% by 2050, based on the data from 2008. The agreement also identifies barriers and support measures to achieve the target, including technical cooperation and training. The event focuses on approving this strategy and the 70th birthday of the IMO, celebrated in 2018, to address the theme and to highlight the challenges of Brazil to achieve the targets.

GHG emissions by ships on the agenda in the series Sustainable Future Dialogues

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#EngajaNasEleições and Climate and Development in the final stretch of the election period

In a text published on the GIFE website, the iCS describes the initiative #EngajaNasEleições, of Engajamundo, which organized multiple connections and campaigns throughout Brazil to raise awareness to inspire young people about the representativeness of the policy. The organization released several videos on social networks with young people answering the key question "What do you want your candidate to defend?", warning about urgent charges in sectors such as urban mobility, racial equality, land demarcation, deforestation, reduction of inequalities and the direct effects of climate change.

#EngajaNasEleições and Climate and Development in the final stretch of the election period

The campaign took advantage of the launch of the platform Climate and Development, which is the result of a partnership between MoovingFoward, ClimaInfo, and the Climate Observatory, with the support of the Institute for Climate and Society. The digital device allowed voters to analyze the programs of the main presidential candidates in relation to the issues of electrical energy, transport and fuel, forestry and agriculture, climate adaptation, development and economy. Read the complete text.

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LOW CARBON ECONOMY
New fact sheet about carbon pricing focused on the private sector

The second fact sheet on carbon pricing, produced by the CEBDS and the CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project), with support from the Institute for Climate and Society, was launched last month. The document aims to guide companies about internal pricing models, as well as to prepare for this new market that has enormous potential for the generation of employment and income. Among the suggested tips are: incorporation of climate change in the corporate strategy; identification of risks and opportunities; and measurement, reporting and verification (MVR). Want to know more? Download the fact sheet .

New fact sheet about carbon pricing focused on the private sector

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Discussions on the ecosystem of social finances and investment in the Amazon have a set date

The first edition of FIINSA (Forum on Impact Investment and Sustainable Business in the Amazon) will be held on November 13 and 14, 2018, in Manaus (AM). It has one main objective: to strengthen the ecosystem of social finances and impact investment in the Amazon. The event is organized by the teams from IDESAM, Impact Hub and NESsT and offers panels, roundtables and debates on topics such as success stories that generate a social and an environmental impact, sustainable business and agriculture, innovative models of operation, and the role of business in impact investment, among others. See the full program on the official website of FIINSA.

Discussions on the ecosystem of social finances and investment in the Amazon have a set date

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MapBiomas Award encourages the generation of knowledge in Brazil

A joint initiative by MapBiomas, the IEMA and the Instituto Escolhas will reward the best studies to respond to environmental issues. With the MapBiomas Award, the three organizations that are dedicated to the study and disclosure of technical data about the environment have joined forces to encourage the generation of knowledge in Brazil.

The objective of the MapBiomas Award is to select the best studies about the relationship between the infrastructure works of energy or transport and the alterations in land use. Individuals or co-authors, school, technical level, undergraduate and post-graduate students and professionals, etc., can compete for the MapBiomas Award. The award has two categories: the Young Category is for the study whose main author is up to 30 years old and has not yet completed a degree course or will graduate in 2018.

MapBiomas Award encourages the generation of knowledge in Brazil

The General Category includes studies independent of the age and level of education level of the main author. Four studies will be awarded, with amounts from R$ 2,000 to R$ 7,000. Registration is open until January 31, 2019. The studies must use the historical series of land use and coverage in Brazil, with data or citations from the MapBiomas project. Register here!

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In November SEEG launches a new estimate of emissions in Brazil

On November 21, 2018, in São Paulo, we will learn about the new data of greenhouse gas emissions in Brazil. On the occasion, the Climate Observatory launches the sixth estimate of SEEG (System of Estimates of Greenhouse Gas Emissions) as well as news about the calculation of emissions by deforestation. It is important to remember that these figures are for 2017.

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TRANSPORT
Transition time - Goodbye, Walter!

October was the last month of Walter Figueiredo de Simoni at the iCS. The moment of transition of the program officer was a very special day to share experiences. The ex-coordinator of the transport portfolio talked about personal perceptions and lessons, achievements and conclusions of his four years working at the Institute for Climate and Society. In brief, he discussed the areas of operation of the grantees in monitoring, public transport, pedestrians and bicycling, to illustrate the achievements. He pointed out the contributions to Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Brasília and Recife, and the challenges of each strategy used in the program. Walter's work in the field of urban mobility was marked by a deep connection with our grantees and the resulting capacity to articulate and mobilize had a muncipal and federal impact.

Transition time - Goodbye, Walter!

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For the first time, Walk 21 is based in South America

Walk 21 Bogotá, considered the largest conference for pedestrians in the world, was attended by our grantees who work with active mobility between October 15 and 19, 2018. Cidade Ativa, in partnership with Corrida Amiga, presented the project Como Anda [How to Walk] in the discussion panel about engagement in foot mobility.

For the first time, Walk 21 is based in South America

The organizations held an interactive workshop, with America Walks, the International Federation of Pedestrians and the UN Environment, to discuss the importance of an international network for the benefit of pedestrians. The event addressed four themes in its program: sustainability, equity, competitiveness and engagement.

For the first time, Walk 21 is based in South America

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LAST CALL for the Clean Energy Challenge

What sustainable solution do you suggest for the traffic jams that pollute São Paulo? The What Design Can Do and the IKEA Foundation are receiving suggestions until December 5, 2018, from creative professionals worldwide to create more sustainable flows of people and goods in the city. The Clean Energy Challenge is happening simultaneously in five continents: in addition to São Paulo, Delhi (India, with the theme of housing); Nairobi (Kenya/food); Mexico City (Mexico/waste processing) and Amsterdam (the Netherlands/alternative energy). Learn more and get involved!

LAST CALL for the Clean Energy Challenge

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ENERGY
What are the real costs and benefits of the sources of power generation?
Quais os reais custos e benefícios das fontes de geração elétrica?

New methodology! The Instituto Escolhas, in partnership with the newspaper Folha de S. Paulo, organized the Seminar on the Security and Sustainability of the Brazilian Power Matrix, on October 19, 2018, in São Paulo. The event was an opportunity to launch the survey "What are the real costs and benefits of the sources of power generation in Brazil?" which - for the first time - priced the attributes of the energy sources and differentiated them with respect to the services offered to the system, implementation costs, operation, subsidies and greenhouse gas emissions. The program included two thematic discussion tables: 'Why isn’t every MWh equal?' and 'How can the security and sustainability of the power matrix of the future be guaranteed?' It brought together leading experts from the energy area in the auditorium of the newspaper. Download the study here!

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The future of energy efficiency in Brazil

In 2017, Brazil increased its energy expenditure by 1%, even with the drastic effects of the severe economic crisis that it experienced. The challenges and the possibilities for the future of the energy efficiency in the country were the theme of the Debate, a program on the Canal Futura channel, which included Kamyla Borges Cunha, iCS consultant and coordinator of the Kigali Project, and Felipe Morgado, manager of Professional Education at SENAI Nacional. In the discussion, the potential generation of 450,000 jobs in the next 12 years in the area of energy efficiency in Brazil was discussed.

O futuro da eficiência energética no Brasil

Credit: Disclosure
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Kigali Project launched the english version of its website

The Kigali Project, inserted into the Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program - K-CEP (created to support countries, companies and communities in relation to the Kigali Amendment, "to the Montreal Protocol"), launched the English version of its website. Administered by the Institute for Climate and Society in Brazil, the Kigali Project aims to reduce the use of HFCs, to guarantee energy efficiency, to contribute to the technological updating of the sector and to overcome the energy efficiency barriers in air conditioners. Access the site here!

Kigali Project launched the english version of its website

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IEI publications about Efficiency

The #DiaDaEficiênciaEnergética [Day of Energy Efficiency] was celebrated on October 5, 2018, by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, and Brazil was no different. The communication team from the International Energy Initiative (IEI) celebrated the third anniversary of the date to produce a special animated film to explain more about the energy resource. The language is simple and easy to understand. Watch here!

IEI publications about Efficiency #EEDay2018 #energyefficiency #sustainabledevelopmentgoals

Speaking of this issue, we must recommend the reading of the book "Geração Distribuída e Eficiência Energética" [Distributed Energy and Energy Efficiency], launched this year. In it, the IEI, with support from the iCS and the International Copper Association Brazil, seeks to offer an analysis of the main challenges for the expansion of the distributed generation and of the opportunities of greater energy efficiency for the end user. Want to know more? Access the whole book here!

Publicações do IEI sobre Eficiência

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"Forests can generate as much energy as two Belo Monte hydroelectric plants"

Brazil can outline a target to plant forests and to increase the share of renewable sources of energy in our matrix, which are two priority targets of the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) that the country signed in the Paris Agreement. This is the main maxim of the new study "Energy Forests", developed by the IEMA, a think tank that operates from the perspective of energy and transport. According to the report, Brazil can generate 11.6 GW per year, equivalent to more than two hydroelectric plants such as Belo Monte, through the use of biomass from planted forests. "The conclusion is that Brazil has an option to accelerate its decarbonization process," said Munir Soares, one of those responsible for the study.

Forests can generate as much energy as two Belo Monte hydroelectric plants

But how precisely would this happen? The IEMA assesses that Brazil has the capacity to occupy 6.3 million hectares of eucalyptus forests by 2030, in destroyed areas, such as degraded pasture regions. Of this total, 1.6 million hectares would form the legal reserve, which would be a space destined for the recomposition and preservation of the native forest. The study points out that it is not recommending the significant planting of eucalyptus; it only shows that there are more sustainable options for energy generation than fossil-fuel thermal power plants or the flooding of large areas of the Amazon to build hydroelectric plants. Read more in the O Globo newspaper.

More news about the IEMA:

    I) New address: : from November 2018, the organization is changing address to: Rua Artur Azevedo, 1212, 9th floor - Pinheiros (SP).

    II) Convergence of media: now you can also follow the news on the social networks. The IEMA is now on Facebook and Instagram.

    III) Communication: Isis Nóbile Diniz is the new IEMA communication manager. For matters related to the press office and content production, please send an email to: isis@energiaeambiente.org.br

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Efficient Cities arrives at the technical consultancy stage

The Efficient Cities Project, of the Brazilian Council for Sustainable Construction (CBCS), announced the results of the national public call and has proceeded to the technical assessment phase with the municipal bodies of the three Brazilian cities that are registered and selected as the pilot cities: Jaboatão dos Guararapes (Pernambuco), Sorocaba (Sao Paulo) and Florianopolis (Santa Catarina). With the support and financing from the iCS, the project is structured into four themes - energy efficiency, the rational use of water, urban mobility and the distributed generation energy.

The technical team has already conducted interviews with management representatives from the 20 pre-selected municipalities. This resulted in the creation of a database for the mapping of the current situation of the participating Brazilian cities, with respect to the consumption of energy and water and aspects of urban mobility related to the everyday use of the buildings by the employees.

Efficient Cities arrives at the technical consultancy stage

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INSIDE iCS
Transport portfolio under new management!

Marcel Martin Baptista de Faria will be the new coordinator of the transport portfolio of the Institute for Climate and Society from January 2019. He has a degree in Architecture and Urbanism from the University of São Paulo (USP), and a master’s degree in Planning and Land Management from UFABC. His professional experience includes work with the coordination of large projects in the area of urban planning, transport and mobility with multidisciplinary teams. From 2009 to 2016, Marcel worked on the development of transport studies, including Master Plans and Mobility. He was the coordinator of the Urban Mobility Plan for the local government of Guarujá, and actively participated in the technical support for the preparation of the public transport bidding process. From 2016 to 2018, he worked at IEMA as a manager and technical coordinator of the products established in the program of low carbon urban mobility.

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iCS introduces a new coordinator of the Ocara Energy program

Munir Y. Soares is the new coordinator of the Ocara Energy program of iCS, whose mission is to contribute to the energy transition towards the low carbon economy. Ocara Energy, which is being incubated at the iCS, will develop from the provision of solid technical knowledge, international experience and a strong connection with interested parties. He has a degree in electrical engineering from the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), a specialization from the École Centrale de Lyon (ECL), a master's degree in energy policy and planning from the University of São Paulo (USP) and is studying for a PhD at the Escola Politécnica of USP in the regulation and planning of electrical energy. He was coordinator of the energy and climate program at the IEMA, program coordinator of the CES-EAESP FGV, as well as working in consultancy companies in different positions. Operating in the energy sectors, base industry and infrastructure, he has worked with companies, governments and multilateral institutions. His work has always been directed at policies to promote renewable energy sources and instruments to accelerate the decarbonization of the economy.

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Reports
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Grants Approved in October
Instituto Saúde e Sustentabilidade Grant Amount
R$ 250.000,00
Grant Period
12 months
Portfolio
Transport

Instituto Saúde e Sustentabilidade

Purpose of Grant: To improve national vehicle and air quality standards, by connecting health, air quality and climate change narratives. ISS will develop research regarding the impact of changing PROCONVE standards to Euro VI by 2020-2021. Additionally, ISS will participate in the national policy debates on new vehicle and air quality standards, and will contribute to the advocacy and communication efforts of a broad coalition of civil society institutions.

ICCT - International Council on Clean Transportation Grant Amount
R$ 250.000,00
Grant Period
12 months
Portfolio
Transport

ICCT - International Council on Clean Transportation

Purpose of Grant: To accelerate the adoption of improved vehicular standards in Brazil for Heavy Duty Vehicles, with a focus on low carbon public transportation and air quality. ICCT will develop technical knowledge that will serve as a support for both the federal government and an ecosystem of civil society institutions working on the topic.

ICCT - Idec - Instituto Brasileiro de Defesa do Consumidor Grant Amount
R$ 235.000,00
Grant Period
4 months
Portfolio
Energy

Idec - Instituto Brasileiro de Defesa do Consumidor

Purpose of Grant: To support the capacity of consumers groups on the debate about the power sector reform process and to dissiminate information on energy efficiency for air conditioning during the summer peak period.

Ecofalante Grant Amount
R$ 35.000,00
Grant Period
5 months
Portfolio
Climate Policy and Outreach

Ecofalante

Purpose of Grant: To perform Festival on Tour of the 7th Ecofalante Environmental Film Festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brasília and Santos, and to fulfil the Ecofalante University Circuit. The events are always free of charge, occurring in the second half of 2018, and aim to expand and democratize the access of films that combine cinematographic excellence with contents on critical matters to be treated by our society with urgency, such as energy, urbanization and climate change.

Departamento Intersindical de Estatística e Estudos Socioeconômicos Grant Amount
R$ 110.000,00
Grant Period
7 months
Portfolio
Low Carbon Economy

Departamento Intersindical de Estatística e Estudos Socioeconômicos

Purpose of Grant: To support the capacity about the climate change agenda within unionized labor movement in Brazil through technical missions to other countries where organized labor has already engaged in just transition to a low carbon economy.

GIFE - Grupo de Institutos Fundações em Empresas Grant Amount
R$ 30.000,00
Grant Period
6 months
Portfolio
Climate Policy and Outreach

GIFE - Grupo de Institutos Fundações em Empresas

Purpose of Grant: To engage Brazilian private social investors on the issue of climate change. This is part of a broader effort to promote interest of philanthropies on several relevant themes of the contemporary sustainable development agenda, including racial equity, women's rights, public administration, water and refugees. The goal is to bolster a greater diversity of topics addressed by Brazilian philanthropy, which is still very much concentrated on a single topic, namely, education.

Severo Film Grant Amount
R$ 75.000,00
Grant Period
3 months
Portfolio
Climate Policy and Outreach

Severo Film and Production Ltda

Purpose of Grant: To qualify the debate during the electoral campaign by providing information on climate topics which can help the decision making process of voters. This will be done by publishing the Climate and Development Plataform, a comparison between the programs and public statements of presidential candidates in 2018 elections, in several fields, such as decarbonization of the power sector, promotion of renewable energy, decarbonisation of the transport sector, commitment to the Paris Agreement, among others.

ClimaInfo Grant Amount
R$ 35.000,00
Grant Period
2 months
Portfolio
Climate Policy and Outreach

ClimaInfo

Purpose of Grant: To provide social media outreach to the Climate and Development platform, led by Mooving Forward. This Plataform will publish in a large circulation media outlet a comparison between the programs and public statements of presidential candidates in 2018 elections, in several fields, such as decarbonization of the power sector, promotion of renewable energy, decarbonisation of the transport sector, commitment to the Paris Agreement, among others.

ALAS-Pesquisa de Mercado Ltda. Grant Amount
R$ 64.000,00
Grant Period
4 months
Portfolio
Low Carbon Economy

ALAS-Pesquisa de Mercado Ltda.

Purpose of Grant: To reach the maximum possible climate impact business, in the most different regions of the country and in the following sectors: water management, waste management, food, energy, logistics, land use and forests. From the data collected, we will have an infographics of this sample, aiming to understand the mapped pipeline and opportunities to act to strengthen the sector.

Rede Nossa São Paulo Grant Amount
R$ 150.000,00
Grant Period
12 months
Portfolio
Transport

Rede Nossa São Paulo

Purpose of Grant: To create a formal space for civil society institutions to monitor and evaluate the development and implementation of climate change and urban mobility policies in the city of São Paulo. The project will strengthen the growing ecosystem of civil society institutions that already deal with both issues, tying their advocacy work to deeper analysis of metrics and indicators connecting to the theme. The watchdog work will be evidence based and comparable to the policies in other cities.

Instituto Climate Ventures Brasil Grant Amount
R$ 270.000,00
Grant Period
6 months
Portfolio
Low Carbon Economy

Instituto Climate Ventures Brasil

Purpose of Grant: To accelerate the development of the low carbon economy in Brazil by embedding the low carbon concept in the innovation and start-ups ecosystems through the development of low carbon entrepreneurship and the connection between entrepreneurs, supply chains and investors.

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