Posts Categorized: Engage

Mobility for the future: climate change and new technologies

CEBRI’s Energy Program coordinated, in partnership with Catavento, the event, ‘Mobility for the future: climate change and new technologies” on the 13th of February 2020. The event delved into the topic of urban mobility and its impact on climate change, highlighting the relevance of fossil fuels and individual vehicles in the current transportation system. The… Read more »

Catavento joins high-level debate at La Jolla Energy Conference

On May 19th, Clarissa Lins, Catavento’s founding partner, joined Decio Oddone and Elizabeth Urbanas in the panel “Brazil Energy Update – Production Cuts, Natural Gas, Power Market and Policy Developments and Brazil-US Energy Forum”. The discussion was part of the XXIX La Jolla Energy Conference 2020, hosted by the Institute of the Americas and CEBRI…. Read more »

Clarissa Lins debates at Northeastern University

Catavento’s founding partner, Clarissa Lins had the honor of being a panelist and representative of the private sector at last week’s 2019 BRASA Summit at Northeastern University. The event organized by Brazilians studying in the US universities had the theme “The change starts in you” and included panels with top executives from the private sector… Read more »

Electric mobility: a possible scenario for Brazil

The urban mobility context is experiencing significant changes that are expected to transform in multiple dimensions the traditional mobility. The mobility electrification stands out as one of the main trends in this scenario due to its potential benefits in a low carbon economy context and to its rapid technological development. In this sense, Catavento Consultoria,… Read more »

Energy transition in the maritime sector

Seaborne trade accounts for 80% of global physical trade, 2% of global CO2 emissions and 13% of global sulfur emissions. In this context, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) imposed a reduction in sulfur concentration from 3.5% to 0.5% by 2020. Additionally, IMO set the goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the sector by at… Read more »

How can Brazil promote a competitive gas market?

In Brazil, the large pre-salt reserves represent an unique opportunity to develop the country’s natural gas market. [1]. The national Energy Planning Agency (EPE) point to a 97% increase in gas gross production up to 2027 [2], even if the bulk of this growth will only take place in the medium term, from 2023 on…. Read more »

The future of mobility in Brazil

Global mobility trends are changing the way people move in urban centers. Among the main trends that drive this transformation, we can highlight the adoption of electric vehicles, the increase of car sharing services and the development of autonomous technology. In this sense, some relevant factors contribute to the speed of this transformation: (i) public… Read more »

The role of cities in the energy transition

Approximately 70% of the global population will live in cities by 2050, from 55% in 2018[1]. Cities are the driving force of the global economy, generating around 80% of the global GDP and are responsible for more than 70% of global greenhouse gas emissions[2]. The impacts of climate change, aging infrastructure, population growth, mass migration,… Read more »

Catavento releases 8 publications in partnership with CEBRI

In 2018, Catavento promoted in partnership with CEBRI – Brazilian Center for International Relations – a series of events with the objective to stimulate the dialogue between different stakeholders and decisions makers. Clarissa Lins, Senior Fellow of the Energy and Infrastructure Programs, contributed directly to these events, moderating and consolidating in white papers the key… Read more »

Clarissa Lins leads the energy transition debate at Rio Oil & Gas 2018

On September 27th, Clarissa Lins hosted an excellent panel with André Araujo (CEO, Shell Brazil), Anders Opedal (Vice President, Equinor Brazil) and Carla Lacerda (CEO, ExxonMobil Brazil) at the Rio Oil & Gas Expo and Conference 2018. Clarissa opened the stage by pointing out that, in a nutshell, the energy transition challenge is related to delivering more energy… Read more »

Catavento discusses energy transition scenarios

The event, held on August 22, included a debate between Wim Thomas (Chief Energy Advisor, Shell), Décio Oddone (Director General, ANP) and Suzana Kahn (Professor, COPPE). The discussion moderated by Clarissa Lins, founding partner at Catavento, focused on the role of different stakeholders and Brazilian specificities in the energy transition landscape. Firstly, Wim Thomas presented… Read more »

CEBRI’s Energy Working Group promotes debates about the future of energy

In CEBRI’s new cycle of debates, Clarissa Lins moderated the event – “Technology and digitalization in the energy sector”. Prof. Dr. –Ing Armin Schenettler, Senior Vice President for Corporate Technology, Research in Energy and Electronics at Siemens AG – and José Formigli – CEO of Forsea Engenharia presented their views on challenges and opportunities for… Read more »

The future of work in an energy transition context

During the Siemens 2018 Forum, held in August 15th, Clarissa Lins was part of the panel “The future of work in the energy transition”. Panelists also included André Araújo, CEO  of Shell Brazil,  André Clark, President and CEO at Siemens Brazil, Milton Beck, Director of LinkedIn Latin America, Nivalde de Castro, Professor and GESEL Coordinator, Wagner Sanchez,… Read more »

Catavento analyses recent Brazilian oil auctions results

After contributing with relevant information and analysis to Miriam Leitão’s column on October 30rd  (link), Clarissa Lins analyzed the results of Pre-Salt Bid Rounds 2 and 3 in an article published in O Globo website on October 31st . Clarissa emphasizes the importance of differentiating bonus payments and profit oil as success factors for the… Read more »

Catavento presents perspectives of the energy transition in ANP

The presentation was based on the mapping of long-term energy trends, highlighting the relevance of climate change for the long-term business continuity and the role of the energy sector regulators. Discussing future challenges and perspectives for the energy sector, Catavento presented mobility trends and new technologies, global climate agreements and Brazilian commitments.  Finally, Catavento mapped… Read more »

Catavento debates the transition to a low carbon economy with Petrobras’ top management

The presentation was based on the mapping of long-term energy trends , highlighting the relevance of climate change for the business sector and its increasing presence on the global agenda. After a brief explanation about the global warming phenomenon, the energy’s sector role and the challenges of the transition, Catavento discussed  the factors that will… Read more »

Catavento participates in Germany debate on energy transition

Germany, current G20 president, elected the energy transition (or Energiewende, in German) as one of its main pillars of action. In this context, he country promoted an international conference on the subject – Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2017 – between March 20th and 23rd  2017, with global energy sector  representatives The Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS),… Read more »

IEA promotes high-level workshop with Catavento participation

In preparation to its annual publication on the energy scenario – World Energy Outlook 2017- the International Energy Agency held a workshop with energy specialists to discuss energy access. The event took place in Paris, in March 27th  2017 and will serve as input to the complementary study about the theme that will be released… Read more »

World Energy Council debates COP21 and its consequences for the energy sector

During the World Energy Council regional conference, that took place in Rio de Janeiro, in July of 2016, Clarissa Lins debated the relevance and role of the energy sector in the achievement of greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals. On the panel, moderated by Cristoph Frei, WEC´s general secretary, the COPPE/UFRJ´s professor Roberto Schaeffer, also member… Read more »

What COP21 means for the energy sector

The debate held in May of 2016 by the Brazilian Oil, Natural Gas and Bio-fuel Institute- IBP, addressed relevant questions: what are the Brazilian commitments in the new global greenhouse gas emissions reduction agreement? What are the impacts of those commitments in the oil and gas industry? COPPE/UFRJ`s professor Suzana Kahn, climate specialist Branca Americano,… Read more »

Clarissa Lins debates O&G during event promoted by the Ethos Institute

01The Ethos Conference, which took place in June of 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, discussed the relevance of the oil sector for the state economy during the global oil crisis, local additional challenges due to Petrobras’s financial condition, and pressures from the climate commitments proposed by the Brazilian government during COP21 .The panel discussion with … Read more »