WRI Brasil is working in partnership with University of São Paulo (USP) on assessing Brazilian energy and climate policy. This initiative, within the Open Climate Network (OCN), examines Brazil’s energy policy options through a climate lens to offer recommendations for a more integrated approach that can more effectively reconcile energy and climate needs. The research provides an overview of Brazil’s energy and GHG emissions profiles, discussing the implications of the global carbon budget for Brazil’s energy sector.
This work also reviews available GHG scenarios for Brazil’s energy sector in order to identify key drivers in future GHG emissions and key differences between those scenarios that are compatible with the global carbon budget and those that are not. It identifies key abatement opportunities and provides a portfolio of policy recommendations that could promote better integration of climate and energy considerations in critical policy decisions.