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Ongoing Projects

Ongoing Projects
Evaluation of  climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation in the Brazilian energy system
For the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq)

Duration: from 01/03/2023 to 01/03/2025

This project aims to systematicly assess the impacts of climate change on the Brazilian energy system, in order to create a tool for projecting impact indicators and identifying adaptation options that can be used to assess the vulnerability and resilience of the Brazilian energy system, using the most current IPCC climate database (CMIP6).

Assessment of climate change impacts to food security in Brazil
For the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq)

Duration: from 01/01/2023 to 01/01/2025

This project aims to assess observed and future biophysical climate impacts on the Brazilian agricultural sector based on the latest IPCC WG I AR6 climate assessment and to propose indicators to identify adaptation measures for technological innovation in agricultural practices to foster the resilience of the sector and ensure food security in the country.

Transition strategies for the fuel sector in Brazil
For the Institute for Climate and Society (iCS)

Duration: from 01/10/2022 to 30/09/2024

This project discusses strategies, particularly those aligned with the need for decarbonization, for the Brazilian fuel sector. This includes strategies to address the current diesel dependence of the passenger and duty transport sectors and to reduce fossil fuel demand in the short- and mid-term in the country. In addition, the portfolio of alternatives for the fuel sector in Brazil in the medium-term and long-term horizons is discussed.

For the European Union

Duration: from 01/09/2022 to 31/08/2026

ELEVATE’s main aim is to develop new scientific insights to support the preparations of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and national climate policies focused on achieving net-zero emissions in line with the Paris Agreement. The project is developed by a transdisciplinary consortium of national and international climate research teams interacting actively with policymakers and other stakeholders in climate policy and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Brazilian Oil and Gas Sector in a Context of Net Zero Carbon Emissions
For the Brazilian Petroleum and Gas Institute

Duration: from 01/03/2022 to 30/09/2023

The project aims to evaluate the role of the Brazilian oil and gas sector in the context of achieving net-zero targets in the country. Furthermore, it seeks to emphasize the analysis of the oil and gas industry in Brazil from the perspective of just transition and its implications.

For the Foundation for Research Support of the State of Rio de Janeiro

Duration: from 01/07/2021 to 01/07/2023

Hub.Rio's aims to develop technological solutions anchored in Artificial Intelligence in Rio de Janeiro State to face technological challenges involving digital transformation and artificial intelligence in various areas such as: health; renewable energy and climate change; oil and gas; industry 4.0; education; agribusiness; smart cities; public and cyber security; public administration; electronic commerce, communications, tourism, games, and entertainment, among others.

For the Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth

Duration: from 01/01/2020 to 31/03/2024

The EDITS project aims to create a research community with focus on end-use, demand-side perspectives and policy analysis through the sharing of novel data, novel concepts, methodologies and policy analyses. It aims to improve the state-of-art of demand modeling in environmental and climate policy analysis, via methods and model intercomparisons and assisting the transfer of conceptual and methodological improvements across disciplines, sectors, and environmental domains.

For the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovations and Communications

Duration: from 01/06/2020 to 31/07/2023

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. 

For the 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 the 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.

Completed Projects

Completed Projects

  • Integrated Assessment Modeling of Climate Variability Economic Impacts in AdaptaBrasil Prioritized Sectors. For National Council for Scientific and Technological Development. (2021-2022)

  • Risk Assessment and Opportunities of Low Carbon World Transistions in Brazilian Energy and Agricultural Systems. For Brazilian Bank Federation (FEBRABAN). (2021-2021)

  • New Economy for Brazil (NEB). For World Resources Institute Brasil (WRI). (2019-2021)

  • 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)

  • 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)


  • 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)

  • 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)

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