Latin America Carbon Pricing Forum

São Paulo, Brazil | 25 - 26 June 2018 02/04/2018

The Center for Sustainability Studies of Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGVces) and Konrad Adenauer Foundation, through its Programme Energy Security and Climate Change in Latin America (EKLA), invite for the Latin America Carbon Pricing Forum.

The event is aimed at promoting the exchange of experiences and strengthening the actuation of the stakeholders, of different sectors, involved in carbon pricing agenda, based on the lessons learned from the initiatives undertaken so far in the region. It will be hosted in Brazil.

The Forum will be a two-day event.


June 25th:  presentation and debate of academic research projects and publications 

Scientific Committee:  Mario Monzoni (FGV EAESP), Angelo Gurgel (FGV EESP), Annelise Vendramini (FGV EAESP),  Emilio La Rovere (UFRJ COPPE), Pedro Jacobi (USP IEA), Nestor Mazzeo ( Instituto Saras , Universidad de la República de Uruguay), Roberto Lima Morra (Universidad Católica de Asunción), Verónica Gutman (FLACSO).

08h30 – Welcome coffee

09h00 – Opening 

09h30 – Plenary about articles and research projects on carbon pricing 

11h00 – Coffee break

11h15 – Plenary about articles and research projects on carbon pricing 

12h30 – Lunch time

13h30 - Plenary about articles and research projects on carbon pricing 

15h00 – Coffee break

15h15 –  PMR Brazil session: experience and key lessons

  • Aloisio Melo – Brazil PMR, Ministry of Finance
  • Guido Guimarães –  Brazil PMR, FGVces
  • Lucia Helena Salgado –  Brazil PMR, UERJ
  • Special participation:  Santiago Afonso – Argentina PMR, Ministry of Finance
  • Moderator: Marcelo Leite, Folha de São Paulo journalist

17h – Closing


June 26th: panels with experts and decision makers

08h30 – Welcome coffee

09h00 – Start of the event, opening speech with Ronaldo Seroa da Motta (Brazil PMR – UERJ)

09h30 – Panel 1 -  Carbon Pricing: international overview and Latin American context

  • Daniel Besley – World Bank / Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC)
  • Katie Sullivan - International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)
  • Heloisa Schneider – Economic Commission for Latin America and Caribbean (CEPAL)
  • Moderator: Jorge Soto –  Head of sustainability at Braskem

11h15 – Coffee break

11h30 – Panel 2: Current instruments: lessons learned and opportunities for collaboration

  • Sebastian Carranza – Ministry for Environment of Colombia (MINAMBIENTE)
  • Fiona Bello – Ministério de Energia do Chile
  • Santiago Afonso – Ministry for Finance of Argentina
  • Rubens Lubowski - Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)
  • Moderator: Karina Marzano –  Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS – EKLA)

13h00 – Lunch time

14h00 - Panel 3: Sectorial views, parallel sessions on: 

  • Agriculture: Ângelo Gurgel –  Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGVAgro)), Alastair Handley – The Climate Smart Group and Betania Vilas Boas – Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGVces).  Moderator: Felipe Cunha (CEBDS)
  • Forest: Pedro Soares – Institute for Conservation and Sustainable Development of the Amazon (IDESAM)), Ruben Lubowski - Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and Guilherme Lefevre – Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGVces). Moderator: Rebeca Lima (CDP)
  • Industry: Angela Kallauge - World Bank - Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC) and Margarita Medina - Chamber of Commerce Colombia and Fabio Cirilo (Votorantim Cement). Moderator: Laura Albuquerque (CEBDS).
  • Energy e transport: Emilio Lèbre La Rovere (PPE/COPPE/UFRJ), Nicolas Girod (Clear Blue Markets) e Brian Oronoz (MEXICO2 – Emissions Trading Simulation) Moderator: Alexandre Medeiros - Electrical Energy Research Center

15h30 – Coffee break

16h45  Panel 4: Carbon pricing in Latin America: challenges, solutions and trends

  • Aloisio Melo – Ministry of Finance
  • Jeffrey Swartz – South Pole
  • Christian Huebner-  Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS)
  • Moderator: Guarany Osorio – Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGVces)

17h45  Closing


Venue: Getulio Vargas Foundation - Av. 9 de Julho, 2029, Bela Vista - São Paulo/SP
Time: 08:30 am – 6 pm (Brazil time)