Please join WRI Brasil's events at COP27. WRI and partners will convene conversations on key topics related to climate, Amazon, bioeconomy, nature, forests and much more. 

See the full list of events below (this page will be constantly updated). _______________________________________________________________________________

New Economics for Energy and Land Use Transitions 

Date: November 8th, 2022, 1pm - 2pm (Egypt)
Venue: WWF Pavilion 

In a context of energy and food crises, rising global emissions and declining biodiversity, effective policies to accelerate transitions to sustainable development are more urgent than ever. This panel will discuss the policy challenges emerging economies face in transitions and the opportunities for new economic paradigms, models and tools to accelerate just transitions in the energy and land use sectors. Participants will benefit, among others, from the experiences of the New Climate Economy (NCE) and Economics of Energy Innovation and System Transition (EEIST) projects. 


  • Lord Nicholas Stern, IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government at the London School of Economics
  • Vanessa Perez-Ciera, Global Economics Director-WRI
  • Ritu Mathur, Director and Senior Fellow at the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
  • Jean-Francois Mercure, Senior Economist The World Bank
  • Simon Sharpe, Senior Fellow, New Economics of Deep Decarbonisation, WRI
  • Carolina Genin, Climate Director, WRI Brasil


Climate Finance: The Role of Civil Society in Green Economy

Date: November 10th, 4:30pm - 6:30pm (Egypt)


  • Governors Antônio Waldez Goés da Silva (Amapá State) and Gladson Cameli (Acre State)

  • State Secretaries

  • Karen Oliveira (TNC Brasil)

  • Mônica de Los Rios (Earth Innovation)

  • Virgílio Viana (FAS)

  • André Guimarães (IPAM)

  • Marcelo Furtado (Coalition Brazil Climate, Forests and Agriculture)

  • Renata Piazzon (Arapyaú Institute)

  • Ana Toni (Climate and Society Institute)

  • Carolina Genin (WRI Brasil)

  • and representatives from GIZ, ICS and CI Brasil.


Bioeconomy in the Amazon: What is the Role of Businesses? 

Date: November 14th, 2022, 10 - 11am (Egypt)
Venue: Auditorium A, We Mean Business Coalition Pavilion 

The private sector must be one of the protagonists of climate action in the Amazon biome, taking the lead in the adoption of a new economic model, with legal application, zero deforestation and just transition. The New Economy of the Amazon – Brazil (NEA-BR) is a project of WRI Brasil and NCE that promotes the bioeconomy as a key factor in the just transition of the region to a low carbon economy. At the event, representatives from NEA-BR and the New Climate Economy will explore how the business sector can lead this transition and which risks and opportunities should be mapped out from the start. The bioeconomy has the potential to improve people's quality of life and create green jobs that would leverage the region's natural wealth and human development. 


  • Marina Grossi, president of the Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development (CEBDS) 

  • Carolina Genin, Climate Director, WRI Brasil 

  • Joanna Martins, CEO e operations director, Manioca
  • Malu Paiva, Executive Vice President of Vale

  • Jeanette Lontra, president of Brazilian Development Association


  • Caroline Rocha, Climate Manager, WRI Brasil



Construction and Innovation of the Amazon Bioeconomy

Date: November 14th, 2022, 2:15pm - 4:25pm (Egypt)
Venue: Legal Amazon Hub, Consortium of the Amazon State Governors


Session 1 – Launch of the Regional Program for Strengthening the Bioeconomy and Low Carbon Production Chains

Time: 2:15 - 3:15 pm (Egypt)


  • Governor Antônio Waldez Góes da Silva (Amapá)

  • Governor Gladson de Lima Cameli (Acre)

  • Governor Mauro Mendes (Mato Grosso)

  • Governor Helder Barbalho (Pará)

  • Governor Wanderlei Barbosa (Tocantins)

  • Governor Marcos Rocha (Rondônia)


  • Carolina Genin, Climate Director, WRI Brasil

Session 2 – Climate Finance: How to Channel Resources for the Amazon Bioeconomy

Time: 3:25 - 4:25 pm


  • Rosa Lemos, Secretary-General, FUNBIO

  • Joanita Karoleski, president, JBS Fund

  • Tatiana Schor, Head of the Amazon Coordination Unit, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

  • Roberto Waak, board president, Arapyaú Institute

  • Julio Leite, superintendent of Public and Socioenvironmental Management, National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES)


  • Carolina Genin, Climate Director, WRI Brasil


Unlocking Finance for Nature: Towards Scalable Carbon Monitoring Solutions 

Date: November 14th, 2022,  -  (Egypt)
Venue: Nature Pavillion

Can we unlock billions of dollars of climate finance for nature-based solutions this decade? Not if we can’t measure, report, and verify (MRV) the carbon impacts of our interventions. WRI’s Land & Carbon Lab is developing open access data solutions to improve the accuracy, precision, transparency, and cost-effectiveness of MRV at project, jurisdictional, and global scales. This event will preview upcoming breakthroughs in how we monitor carbon removals from local landscape restoration, avoided emissions from reducing deforestation, net GHG emissions from commodity supply chains, and more. Hear from the leading scientists behind these breakthroughs, as well as the investors, policy-makers, companies and project developers who urgently need tailored yet scalable MRV solutions.   


  • Ani Dasgupta, President and CEO, World Resources Institute (WRI) 

  • Andrew Steer, President and CEO, Bezos Earth Fund 

  • Craig Hanson, Managing Director and Executive Vice President for Programs, WRI 

  • Crystal Davis, Director, Land & Carbon Lab, WRI 

  • Steve Zwick, Senior Manager for Media Relations, Verra 

  • Jamey Mulligan, Head of Carbon Neutralization Science & Strategy, Amazon 

  • Sam Kanyamibwa, ARCOS, Rwanda 

  • Mamadou Diakhite, African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) 

  • Roselyn Fosuah Adjei, ART Trees; Ghana representative, FACT Dialogue 

  • Nancy Harris, Research Director, Global Forest Watch and Land & Carbon Lab, WRI 

  • Marcelo Furtado, President of the Board of WRI Brasil 


From Science to Action: Bioeconomy as an Alternative for Sustainable Development in the Amazon 

Date: November 15th, 2022, 11:15 - 12:30pm (Egypt)
Venue: Brazil Climate Action Hub (

This panel will address the scientific formulation regarding the capacity to generate income and explore alternatives for the sustainable development of the Amazon region through the maintenance of the standing forest. The discussion will start from climate science, with the demonstration of data and proof of the fundamental role of the bioeconomy in the economic development of the region. The points of view of the populations that inhabit the forest will be discussed, the use of technology in mapping biodiversity, and how the private sector can be an ally in the option for responsible business conduct and in alignment with peoples and communities. 


  • Patricia Pinho, researcher at the Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM) 

  • Braulina Baniwa, indigenous, anthropologist and co-founder of the National Articulation of Indigenous Women Warriors of Ancestrality (ANMIGA) 

  • Carlos Nobre, Earth System scientist, researcher at IEA/USP and member of the Royal Society 

  • Ângela Mendes, representative of the Council of Extractive Populations and coordinator of the Chico Mendes Committee 

  • Denise Hills, Global Sustainability director, Natura&CO

  • Renata Potenza, coordinator of Climate and Emissions Projects at IMAFLORA 


  • Carolina Genin, Climate Director, WRI Brasil


Jointly Combating the Climate and Biodiversity Crises: the Critical Role of Nature-based Solutions 

Date: November 15th, 1:15 - 2:45pm (Egypt) 
Venue: Room 7 – Blue Zone 

COP26, in 2021, was the first Climate Conference to recognize that the crisis of climate change and loss of biodiversity are intertwined, in addition to the fundamental role of nature in both adaptation and mitigation. This session of the official COP27 schedule will explore how this can be meaningfully operationalized from case studies. 


  • Helder Barbalho, Governor of the State of Pará, Brazil 

  • Wanjira Mathai, Managing Director for Africa and Global Partnerships, World Resources Institute
  • Bruno Oberle, Director General, IUCN
  • Minister Jeanne d’Arc Mujawamariya, Minister of Environment, Rwanda
  • Minister Bérangère Couillard, Minister of State for Ecology, France
  • Jennifer Corpuz, Senior Global Policy and Advocacy Lead at Nia Tero Foundation


Public-Private Partnerships for the Climate Solution in Pará

Date: November 17th10:15am - 12:15 pm (Egypt)
Venue: Legal Amazon Hub, Consortium of the Amazon State Governors


  • Governor Helder Barbalho (Pará)

  • Secretary José Mauro de Lima O' de Almeida (SEMA/PA)

  • President of BNDES, Mr. Gustavo Montezoni

  • Carlos Nobre, Earth System scientist, researcher at IEA/USP and member of the Royal Society 

  • Adriana Lobo, Managing Director of Global Presence and National Action, World Resources Institute (WRI)

  • Eugenio Pantoja, director of Public Policy and Territorial development, IPAM

  • José Otávio, Amazon Director, The Nature Conservancy

  • Allan Grabarz, Senior Manager Public Affairs, Amazon

  • Maria Luzia Paiva, Vice President Sustainability, Vale do Rio Doce

  • Mariana Lisbôa, Head Global Corporation Relations, Suzano

  • Paula Kovarsky, Vice President Sustainability, Cosan/Raízen