Past event

Research Event

Biofuels and Sustainability: Brazilian Perspectives

Chatham House, London

Energy, Environment and Resources Department

Participants

Minister André Correa do Lago, Director of the Department of Energy in the Brazilian Ministry of External Relations

Isaias Macedo, Visiting Researcher, NIPE/UNICAMP (Interdisciplinary Center of Energy Planning), Brazil

Peter Zuurbier, Director of the Latin America Office of Wageningen University and Research Center, the Netherlands

Weber Amaral, Professor at the University of São Paulo, ESALQ, Brazil

André Nassar, Director-General, Institute for International Trade Negotiations (ICONE), Brazil

Overview

This Chatham House briefing organized by EEDP in collaboration with the Brazilian Embassy is an opportunity for key individuals from academic, business and diplomatic fields to express views on what has become a major focus for global energy security. Minister Andre Correa do Lago, Director of the Department of Energy in the Brazilian Ministry of External Relations, will open proceedings before giving the floor to discussions on sustainability, ethanol production and the resulting greenhouse gas emissions, growing food and energy demands in Brazil and the impact on land-use.

Speakers will include representatives from ICONE, Wageningen University, ODI, NIPE/UNICAMP, EEF, ProForest and the University of Sao Paolo.