Brazil

IIASA collaborates with over 20 research partners in Brazil using systems analysis to better understand the global challenges facing the country and wider Latin American region.

© CAPES

© CAPES

Research collaborations between Brazil and IIASA have intensified since Brazil became a member of IIASA in 2011. New research projects are using the tools of systems analysis to find the smartest ways for Brazil to achieve sustainable agriculture and land management strategies that reduce deforestation.

Other projects have focused on energy: Ranging from long-term energy planning, to learning from Brazil’s leadership in the use of ethanol fuel, to advancing understanding of the complex global energy system and its multiple connections with Brazil’s economy, environment, and society.  

Regional events:

Science Advice Capacity Building Symposium in Bogota

The Latin America and Caribbean Chapter of the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA), and the Colombian Academy of Physical, Exact and Natural Science are organising a Science Advice Capacity Building Symposium and Workshop in Bogotá, Colombia.  More

Systems Analysis and the Americas

On 5-6 September 2019, IIASA held the first of a series or regional conferences. Systems Analysis and the Americas took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. More

Research highlights:

24 November 2019
IIASA and Brazil: A partnership to underpin systems analysis in the tropics

Options Winter 2019/20:The strong relationship that Brazilian and IIASA scientists have forged over the years is supporting a thriving research community exploring issues affecting the country with a view on informing policy decisions for sustainable development.  More

18 November 2019
How much energy do we really need?

Two fundamental goals of humanity are to eradicate poverty and reduce climate change, and it is critical that the world knows whether achieving these goals will involve trade-offs. New IIASA research for the first time provides a basis to answer this question, including the tools needed to relate basic needs directly to resource use.  More

21 October 2019
A roadmap to make the land sector carbon neutral by 2040

Land is critical to human livelihoods and wellbeing, while actions related to land use also play an important role in the climate system. IIASA researchers contributed to the development of a new roadmap outlining actions on deforestation, restoration, and carbon cuts that could lead to the land sector becoming carbon neutral by 2040 and a net carbon sink by 2050.  More

On the blog:

Learning global-scale modelling in a castle in Europe

By Camila Ludovique, research assistant CAPES/IIASA Sandwich Doctorate More



Interview: A great opportunity for Brazilian PhD students and postdocs

Rafael Morais is a recent participant in the IIASA-CAPES Doctorate Sandwich Program, he spent nine months at IIASA working in the Energy program. More


My experience as a postdoc at IIASA

Julian Hunt is a postdoc at IIASA and part of the Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES) scheme. More


Scientific exchange:


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Last edited: 18 September 2019

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