On 15 December 2016 the CLIMA platforms final workshop took place in the Palácio do Itamaraty of the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Organized in collaboration between the Center of Integrated Studies on Climate Change and Environment (Centro Clima) and the Brazilian Cooperation Agency (ABC), the workshop was opened by ABC’s Director, Ambassador João Almino, Dr. Lutz Morgenstern, representative of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) at the German Embassy in Brazil, and Dr. Martin Obermaier, post-doctoral research associate of Centro Clima at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ).
More than 50 experts participated, including from private sector (Raízen, Bunge, UNICA, UBRABIO, APEX, among other), different federal ministries (Ministry of Environment – MMA, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply – MAPA, Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communications – MCTi, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Mines and Energy – MME, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs – MRE), government agencies (National Water Agency – ANA, Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation – ICMbio, Embrapa), the National Council on Food and Nutrition Security (CONSEA), Interministerial Chamber on Food and Nutrition Security (CAISAN), Permanent Mixed Commission on Climate Change (CMMC) and academia, international organizations (World Bank, FAO, UNDP), Brazilian Forum on Climate Change (FBMC) and Rede CLIMA, and German-Brazilian bilateral cooperation (GIZ).
Below you find the CLIMA team presentations available for download. CLIMA’s final report will be made available soon, also here on the website.
- Context: The CLIMA platform and its objectives (Dr. Martin Obermaier, COPPE/UFRJ)
- Climate science: Improving climate/meteorology data to support public policy design (Alexandre C. Xavier, Carey W. King, Bridget R. Scanlon)
- Model integration: Climate, land use, water, energy and macroeconomics in CLIMA (Dr. Marcelo Moreira, Willian Kimura, Agroicone Ltda.)
- Operationalizing socioeconomic and policy scenarios: alternative scenarios for analysis of biofuels expansion until 2030 (Dr. William Wills, COPPE/UFRJ)
- Land use: Estimating biofuels expansion and associated impacts for five scenarios including climate change until 2030 (Dr. Marcelo Moreira, Willian Kimura, Agroicone Ltda.)
- Economics: Macroeconomic impacts of biofuels expansion under climate change for five scenarios until 2030 (Dr. William Wills, COPPE/UFRJ)
- Water resources: Water footprint and irrigation needs for sugarcane (Renata Rodriguez, Carey W. King, Bridget R. Scanlon)
- Traditional communities: Social and environmental consequences of biofuels expansion, and perspectives for traditional communities (Dr. Martin Obermaier, COPPE/UFRJ)
- Conclusion: Interpreting CLIMA’s results for adaptation and mitigation planning in the context of sustainable development (CLIMA Team)
Photo credit: Willian Kimura (Agroicone Ltda.)