Brazil is the world’s fifth largest country by area, tenth biggest economy and contains 60% of the Amazon rainforest. The South American country is a key player in the fight against climate change.
In this webinar, we will discuss net zero pathways for Brazil based on the research led by our Oxford Net Zero Research Fellow Aline Soterroni. By combining regional models and real policy scenarios for Brazil, Aline and her collaborators estimated emissions for all sectors of the Brazilian economy up to 2050. The findings highlight the mitigation potentials of different sectors and activities and identify the urgent actions needed for Brazil to achieve its net zero pledge. The current lack of ambition and the extent of the mismatch between short- and long-term targets of Brazil’s latest NDC will also be discussed.
On the panel will be:
- Aline Soterroni, Fellow in Nature-based Solutions, Oxford Net Zero
- Izabella Teixeira, Former Minister for the Environment, Brazil
- Roberto Schaeffer, Full Professor of Energy Economics, COPPE/UFRJ
- Tasso Azevedo, General Coordinator, MapBiomas and SEEG
- Steve Smith (Chair), Executive Director, Oxford Net Zero