Ongoing Projects

 
Integrated Assessment Modeling of Climate Variability Economic Impacts in AdaptaBrasil Prioritized Sectors
For National Council for Scientific and Technological Development

Duration: from 01/03/2021 to 31/08/2022

This project aims to evaluate economic impacts of climate variability in Brazil. The project will develop scenarios that can systematically assess uncertainties about climate change effects on economic conditions at urban and regional scales. It will then analyse the economic impacts and their links with sustainable development indicators. This project results will feed the Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology AdaptaBrasil platform.

Risk Assessment and Opportunities of Low Carbon World Transitions in Brazilian Energy and Agricultural Systems
For Brazilian Bank Federation - FEBRABAN

Duration: from 01/03/2021 to 30/04/2021

This project aims to inform Brazilian financing stakeholders to measure the potential financial impacts of climate change on their credit portfolios including agriculture, electrical utilities and oil & gas sectors. To this end, the project will analyse the environmental and economic impacts of different climate change scenarios in Brazil.

For Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovations and Communications

Duration: from 01/06/2020 to 31/10/2021

The AdaptaBrasil platform aims to consolidate, integrate and disseminate data about the observed and projected impacts of climate change in Brazil. It will assess adaptation actions as established in Brazil's National Adaptation Policy. The platform integrates a vast range of climate risks and impacts and required adaptation measures to reduce vulnerability of urban and rural population in Brazil. 

New Economy for Brazil (NEB)
For WRI Brasil - World Resources Institute

Duration: from 21/10/2019 to 31/03/2021

The NEB is a major initiative to explore how countries can achieve better and more inclusive sustainable growth. It is the flagship project of a Global Commission on the Economy and Climate that comprises former heads of government, finance ministers, and other leaders in the fields of economics and business. NEB provides independent and authoritative analysis and evidence of the actions that can strengthen economic performance while protecting natural wealth, promoting social welfare, and reducing environmental risks. It works closely with local research partners and governments in countries to translate this approach into identifying national.

For European Union's H2020 research framework programme

Duration: from 01/09/2019 to 31/08/2023

Engage aims to Explore National and Global Actions to reduce Greenhouse gas Emissions. It will co-produce knowledge for designing cost-effective, technologically sound, socially and politically feasible pathways that can meet the objectives of the Paris Agreement. ENGAGE will also quantify avoided climate change impacts at the regional and national levels and identify concrete policy portfolios that maximise co-benefits and minimise trade-offs.

For European Union's H2020 research framework programme

Duration: from 01/09/2019 to 31/08/2023

NAVIGATE aims to develop the Next generation of AdVanced InteGrated Assessment modelling to support climaTE policy making. It will critically improve the capability of Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs) to inform the design and evaluation of climate policies by targeting major advancements in two areas: describing transformative change in the economy, in technology and in consumer goods and services, and describing distributional impacts of climate change and climate policy. By tackling existing weaknesses and lack of capabilities of the current generation of IAMs, NAVIGATE will provide new insight into how long-term climate goals can translate into short-term policy action, and how countries and sectors can work in concert to implement the Paris Agreement.

For Kiel Institute for the World Economy

Duration: from 24/06/2019 to 30/06/2021

The EMF 36 study investigates how the Paris Agreement on greenhouse gas emission reductions can be reached through climate policy measures by means of more stringent carbon pricing. The starting point of the analysis are the national climate action plans submitted to the Paris Agreement by individual countries, which comprise national emission reduction pledges and policy instruments for emission reductions. The EMF study will provide an impact assessment of existing climate action plans and discuss alternative climate policy regimes to meet the Paris targets. The fundamental objective is to provide robust insights into policy options trading off key dimensions of a sustainable climate future.

Duration: from 31/12/2018 to 30/06/2021

ENERGYA aims to improve our understanding of how energy and energy services can be used by households and industries to adapt to the risk posed by climate change. Specifically, the project will develop an interdisciplinary and scalable research framework.  The framework will integrate data and methods from economics with geography, climate science and integrated modeling. It will provide new insights into heterogeneous energy use across countries, sectors, socioeconomic conditions and income groups. Finally, it will assess the implications that energy use driven by adaptation can have on the economy, the environment and well-being. The work focus on the main emerging economies: Brazil, India, Indonesia and Mexico.

 

Completed Projects

  • Technical Note on the Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus in BraziL. For Inter-American Development Bank - IDB. (2019-2020).

  • A Brazilian Perspective on Zero Emission Fuels For Shipping. For Climate and Society Institute - iCS. (2019-2020)

  • Technological Needs Assessment (TNA) and Technological Action Plan (TAP)For Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovations and Communications. (2019-2020)

  • Provision of Professional Services for Leveraging Social Assistance and Delivering Energy Access. For The Overseas Development Institute. (2019)

 

  • Economic impacts of compliance with Brazilian NDC from the perspective of a global carbon market. For Climate and Society Institute - iCS. (2018-2019)

  • Global Diet Changes: Impacts on land and water use in Brazil. For Greenpeace. (2017-2018)

  • Impact Assessment: Greenhouse Gas Mitigation to Achieve International Maritime Organization (IMO) Target . For Climate and Society Institute - iCS. (2017-2018)

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  • Construction of Scenarios for the Brazilian Energy Matrix as a Function of the Carbon Price. For Secretariat of Strategic Affairs of the Presidency of the Republic (SAE) Brazil. (2014-2015)

  • Carbon Taxation in Maritime Transport of Brazilian Exports and Potential Impacts on the National Economy. For World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
    Brazil.
     (2012
    -2013)

  • Brazilian Cap-and-Trade System in the Industrial Sector: Advantages, Challenges, Impacts on International Competitiveness and Barriers to Implementation. For Brazilian Foundation for Sustainable Development (FBDS) Brazil. (2010-2010)

Flagship Projects

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21941-972 Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

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