Who we are

Amazon 2030 is a joint initiative of the Instituto do Homem e do Meio Ambiente da Amazônia (IMAZON) and of the Centro de Empreendedorismo da Amazônia, both located in Belém, of the Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) and of the Economics Department of PUC-Rio, both located in Rio de Janeiro. O Mundo Que Queremos is a partner organization responsible for communication strategy.

The project will involve additional research organizations with a history of public policy analysis and a demonstrated dedication to improving quality of life in the region.

Coordinators:

Beto Veríssimo

Agronomist at the Federal Rural University of Amazônia (UFRA), post-graduate in Ecology at Penn State University, senior researcher and co-founder of the Instituto do Homem e Meio Ambiente da Amazônia (Imazon) and director of the Centro de Empreendedorismo da Amazônia (CEA).

Juliano Assunção

Economist and Master of Economics at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMS), Doctor of Economics at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), associate professor at PUC-Rio and executive director of Climate Policy International (CPI) Brazil.

Senior Collaborator:

José Alexandre Scheikman

Economist at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Master of Mathematics at the Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics (IMPA), Doctor of Economics at the University of Rochester and professor at Columbia University and Princeton University.

Collaborators:

André Guimarães

Agronomist at the University of Brasília (UnB), master in Agricultural Economics at Cornell University and executive director of the Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM).

Andréia Pinto

Biologist at the Federal University of Pará (UFPA), doctorate in Sustainable Development of Humid Tropics from the Center for High Amazonian Studies (Naea/UFPA). Adjunct researcher with Imazon.

Arthur Bragança

Economist at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Doctor of Economics at PUC-Rio, professor at PUC-Rio and Head of Policy Evaluation at CPI with a focus on architecture and sustainable agriculture.

Amanda Schutze

Bachelor in Economics at PUC-Rio, master in Economics and Finance from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation, doctorate in Economics at PUC-Rio, professor at PUC-Rio and Head of Policy Evaluation with a focus in energy at CPI.

Brenda Brito

Bachelor in Law from the Federal University of Pará (UFPA), Master and Doctor of Political Science at Stanford University, consultant at Environmental and Land Management and associate researcher at Imazon.

Clarissa Gandour

Bachelors, masters and doctorate from the Catholic Pontifical University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) and Head of Policy Evaluation with a focus in conservation at CPI.

Cristina Leme Lopes

Advocate and chemical engineer, master in Environmental Law from the University of the Sorbonne, Paris. Cristina acts as the Senior Legal Analyst with a focus in Climate Law and Governance at CPI.

Flávia Alfenas Amorim

Doctorate in Demography from UFMG, with a doctorate sandwich from the Center for Population Change at the University of Southampton, UK. Master in Population Studies and Social Research from the ENCE/IBGE. Bachelors in Economic Sciences from the UFJF. Consultant with the PUC-Rio Economics Department for the Amazônia 2030.

Francisco Cavalcanti

Bachelor and master in Economics from PIMES/UFPE, doctorate in Economics from Universitat de Barcelona (Espanha), postdoctoral researcher in the PUC-Rio Economics Department and Operational Manager at Data Zoom.

Giovanna de Miranda

Bachelor in International Relations from PUC-Rio, master in International Relations and post-graduate in Conflict Resolution from the Maxwell School at the University of Syracuse. Giovanna acts as Project Associate at CPI.

Gustavo Gonzaga

Bachelor and Master of Economics at PUC-Rio, Doctor of Economics at the University of Berkeley, associate professor and post-graduate coordinator at the PUC-Rio Department of Economics.

Joana Chiavari

Bachelor in Law, specialist in environmental law, European environmental law and climate law, Master of Environmental Development at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna di Pisa (Italy), Doctor of Analysis and Governance of Sustainable Development at the Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia, professor at PUC-Rio and associate director of Climate Governance at CPI.

João Biehl

Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Brazil LAB at Princeton University. Author of two books, “Vita: Life in a Zone of Social Abandonment” and “Will to Live: AIDS Therapies and the Politics of Survival” and editor of the Critical Global Health book series at Duke University Press.

Miquéias H. Mugge

Research associate with Brazil LAB at Princeton University, where he teaches Brazilian and Amazonian history. Doctor in Social History from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). Research focuses include history of elites and inequality in Brazil, particularly in border regions.

Natalie Hoover

Bachelor in Sociology, Latin American Studies and Spanish from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, master in Public Policy with a specialization in Economic Development from the Hubert Humphrey Public Policy Institute at the University of Minnesota and Program Director at CPI.

Paulo Amaral

Agronomist at the Federal University of Pará (UFPA), Master of Management and Conservation of Tropical Forests and Biodiversity at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (Costa Rica) and associate researcher at Imazon.

Paulo Barreto

Forest engineer at the Federal Rural University of Amazônia, Master of Forestry at Yale University and research associate at Imazon.

Roberto Smeraldi

Journalist, food and sustainability columnist at O Estado de São Paulo (Prato Cabeça column), coordinator and founder of the Belém Global Center for Gastronomy and Biodiversity, founder and director of the public interest civil-society organization Amigos da Terra – Brazilian Amazon and vice-president of the Atá Institute.

Ricardo Abramovay

Senior Professor of the Institute of Energy and Environment at the University of São Paulo. Studied at FEA’s Department of Economics, where he was named a tenured professor in 2011. Author of thirteen books, including Amazônia: Por uma Economia do Conhecimento da Natureza (Ed. Elefante).

Salo Coslovsky

Bachelors in Public Administration from the Getulio Vargas Foundation, Master of Law and Diplomacy from Tufts University, Doctor of Urban Studies at MIT and associate professor at NYU.

Tasso Azevedo

is General Coordinator of the SEEG Network, a system that calculates GHG emissions in Brazil and of MAPBIOMAS. He is a forestry engineer graduate at University of São Paulo and was Director of Brazil’s National Forest Program. He is an associate researcher with the Brazil Lab at Princeton University.

Technical Support Team:

Daniel Santos

Environmental engineer at the State University of Pará (UEPA) and environmental consultant (IPS, OPS and Database).

Márcio Sales

Bachelors and specialty in Statistics from the Federal University of Pará, Masters in Geography from the University of California, doctorate in Resource Ecology at the University of Wageningen, owner of MHR Sales Consultancy.

Manuele Lima

Chemical engineer and masters student in Chemical Engineering at the Federal University of Pará (UFPA). Works as a project assistant with the Amazonian Entrepreneurship Center (CEA).

Edward Pampolha

Chemical Engineer graduated from Federal University of Pará (UFPA). He works as a Trainee Project Assistant at the Entrepreneurship Center of the Amazon.

Rodney Salomão

Forestry engineer, specialist in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) with the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (Costa Rica) and in Statistics at the Federal University of Pará (UFPA) and Geoprocessing Technician at Imazon.

Manuele Lima

Chemical engineer and masters student in Chemical Engineering at the Federal University of Pará (UFPA). Works as a project assistant with the Amazonian Entrepreneurship Center (CEA).

Communications:

Alexandre Mansur

Journalist specializing in sustainability. Thirty years of experience with various publications including Veja, Época and Jornal do Brasil. Advising member of Greenpeace, Fundação Grupo Boticario and Iniciativa Verde. Currently Strategic Director and associate at O Mundo due Queremos, working towards solutions in communications and sustainability.

Peter Schmidt

Bachelor in Environmental Studies from Princeton University, Legal Research Fellow at Sethi & Mazaheri LLC., Associate Researcher with Igarapé Institute and Assistant Communications Strategist for Imazon.
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