Brazil: energy transition in a peculiar climate context

May 2022

Article by Catavento is part of a CEBRI publication in partnership with BMA


As society increasingly faces the challenge of worsening climate change and its risks, the transition to a low-carbon economy is moving to the center of global debates, mobilizing actors from the public, private and financial sectors, in addition to civil society.

In this context, Brazil is in a unique position, due to the high share of renewable sources in its energy matrix (45% in 2021), as well as in the power matrix (78% in 2021). However, a large part of national emissions is directly or indirectly associated with deforestation and agricultural production (73% in 2021). Therefore, leadership necessarily involves valuing standing forest, as well as the efficient management of abundant energy resources.

Such discussions are part of an article co-authored by Clarissa Lins, – founding partner of Catavento – Guilherme Ferreira and Bruna Mascotte – both partners of Catavento, which is part of the CEBRI publication in partnership with BMA “Energy in a world in transition: Challenges, opportunities and prospects”. The publication has articles by various specialists in the Brazilian energy sector, including Cristina Pinho, Jorge Camargo and Pedro Malan.

The publication (in English) can be downloaded here.

This is the second publication on energy produced as part of the partnership between BMA and CEBRI. The first edition, published in June 2020, brought important reflections on the Brazilian energy future and had contributions and curatorship from Catavento.



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