Catavento is present at prominent strategic forums

July 2024


Besides consulting activities, Catavento has a strong focus on producing content and presentations. Throughout the first semester of 2024, the company and its partners participated in strategic workshops with industry opinion leaders and decision-makers, focusing on energy transition and climate change. These engagement initiatives are essential not only for spreading knowledge and raising awareness about the future of energy but also for deepening the concepts addressed in our consulting projects.

In January, Clarissa Lins, founding partner of Catavento and member of CEBRI, participated in the opening of B20 Brazil, discussing paths to inclusive growth and the transition to a net-zero emissions future. The event brought together global leaders such as Mark Carney to explore strategies for energy transition in the context of increasing climate urgency.

At the end of the month, Clarissa Lins and Bruna Mascotte, a partner at Catavento, presented Catavento’s vision on decarbonization and energy transition at Pré-Sal Petróleo S.A. They discussed decarbonization and diversification initiatives in the O&G sector, as well as the challenges and opportunities for Brazil’s energy matrix.

In February, at the Brazilian Climate Finance Forum, Clarissa Lins led a discussion on the future of energy in Brazil, exploring key elements influencing the pace and costs of transitioning to a resilient, low-carbon energy sector. The event highlighted Brazil’s competitive advantages and strategies to position the country as a leader in the global energy transition.

In April, at the annual meeting of the Norwegian Brazilian Chamber of Commerce, Clarissa Lins and Bruna Mascotte presented a comprehensive analysis of global perspectives on energy transition, focusing on the challenges and opportunities of Brazilian decarbonization. They discussed emerging opportunities such as green hydrogen, carbon capture and storage (CCS), and low-carbon fuels like biomethane and SAF.

In May, CEBRI, in partnership with BNDES, BID, and EPE, held a seminar in Rio de Janeiro on pathways to accelerate the energy transition in Brazil. Clarissa Lins participated in the opening panel, which included Ana Toni from MMA and Aloisio Mercadante from BNDES, discussing climate issues, financing, and climate justice.

Clarissa Lins also attended the Brazil Climate Summit in Paris, where she moderated a panel on green hydrogen and contributed as a panelist in a roundtable on Brazilian decarbonization, which included names like Arthur Ramos from BCG and Ludmila Nascimento from Vale. She emphasized Brazil’s role as a leader in renewable energy and discussed opportunities in value chains related to CCS and bioenergy.

Bruna Mascotte participated in the 3rd meeting of the G20 Brazil 2024 Energy Transition Working Group in Belo Horizonte, which included figures like Carlos Pascual from S&P Global and Thiago Barral from the MME. She highlighted the importance of financing for clean energy and sustainable fuels and was a panelist at an event organized by the Clean Energy Ministerial and Mission Innovation.

Tamara Fain, a partner at Catavento, also participated as a panelist at the ESG Energy and Business Conference, organized by the Brazilian Institute of Petroleum and Gas (IBP) in Rio. The panel discussed the risks and opportunities of a regulated carbon market in Brazil, different forms of carbon pricing, and how establishing a cap-and-trade mechanism in Brazil could be a competitiveness tool for the industry.

Finally, in June, Rio de Janeiro hosted the event “Brazil’s Energy Transition in the Light of the G20,” organized by the Columbia Center on Global Energy Policy. Clarissa Lins moderated a panel on the role of Oil & Gas (O&G) in a just transition. The same session included Veronica Coelho from Equinor Brazil, Leonardo Beltran Rodriguez, former Deputy Secretary of Energy of Mexico, and Jair T. from Petrobras.



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