News: Final CLIMA Workshop in Brasília, 15.12.2016


The CLIMA platform’s partner institutions – the Center for Integrated Studies on Climate Change and Environment (Centro Clima) of the Alberto Luiz Coimbra Institute at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (COPPE/UFRJ), Agroicone Ltda. and the Energy Institute of the University of Texas at Austin (UT-Austin, USA) -, in collaboration with the Brazilian Cooperation Agency (ABC) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MRE), are organizing for the 15th December of 2016 a final CLIMA workshop for presentation of key results, to be held at the Itamaraty, from 9:00h to 13:30h.

CLIMA is a research platform seeking to inform Brazilian and international stakeholders on the social and environmental impacts of biofuels expansion in Brazil.

Supported by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety of Germany (BMUB) via its International Climate Initiative (IKI), the CLIMA team has analyzed a broad set of socioeconomic, climate and energy scenarios until 2030 in order to identify and quantify possible synergies and trade-offs in Brazilian biofuels expansion between the sectors of land use, food security, water resources, energy use and forests.

Particularly, the partner institutions sought to simulate scenarios that reflect recent advances in Brazilian climate policy, such as the country’s NDCs (nationally determined contributions) and the Low Carbon Agriculture Plan (Plano ABC) to support national climate adaptation and mitigation planning in the overall context of sustainable development.

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