How Brazil uses tech to enhance climate action
20 Feb 2024
How Brazil uses tech to enhance climate action

In Brazil, smart tech is helping cities provide eco-friendly solutions to everyday issues, while digital developments within agriculture are similarly promoting sustainability in rural areas without affecting efficiency. How can the country’s efforts serve as an example for planet-first policies?

Ivan Bergier

Ivan Bergier is a researcher at Embrapa, the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation, part of the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock. He has a degree in biological sciences from the Federal University of São Carlos, a master’s degree in remote sensing from the National Institute for Space Research, and a PhD in sciences (nuclear energy in agriculture) from the University of São Paulo. His research areas include sustainability, bioeconomy, and digital agriculture.

Igor Calzada

Dr. Igor Calzada is a principal research fellow in urban transformations at the University of Oxford and UN-Habitat – People-Centred Smart Cities. From 2012 to 2022, he worked at the University of Oxford – Future of Cities and Urban Transformations ESRC programmes, European Commission, and United Nations. He has more than 20 years of research/policy experience as a senior lecturer/researcher at 14 universities worldwide.

Vinícius Mendes

Dr. Vinícius Mendes is a postdoctoral researcher in the environmental governance and politics chair group, department of geography, planning and environment at Radboud University in the Netherlands. His research aims to understand how the socio-environmental crisis is being addressed in different political, market, and social settings, often with a focus on Brazil/Latin America.

Daniel de Castro Victoria

Daniel de Castro Victoria is a researcher at Embrapa. He has an undergraduate degree in agronomy engineering, a master’s degree from the University of São Paulo, and a doctorate from the Center for Nuclear Energy in Agriculture. His research topics include remote sensing, agrometeorology, and hydrological modelling.

Yasmin Prabhudas

With over two decades of writing experience, Yasmin works with people and organisations from all over the world. She specialises in the non-profit sector, educational institutions, trade unions and government agencies