Brazil aims to reduce emissions by 37% by 2025, mostly through changes in its land use and energy sectors. Like in many emerging economies however, funding to meet these targets remains a challenge. In October 2016, a group of public and private investors – the Brasil Innovation Lab for Climate Finance – was established to tackle this challenge. The Brasil Lab identifies, develops, and supports implementation of transformative climate finance instruments that can drive funds for Brazil’s national climate priorities.
The Brasil Lab is one of the initiatives that was initially launched under the auspices of the Brazil-U.S. Climate Change Working Group, led by the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the U.S. Department of State. Climate Policy Initiative serves as Secretariat.
O Brasil tem como objetivo reduzir suas emissões de gases de efeito estufa em 37% até 2025, principalmente por meio de ações nos setores de uso da terra (florestas, agricultura, pecuária) e no setor energético. No entanto, como em muitas economias emergentes, o financiamento para atingir esses objetivos continua sendo um desafio. Em outubro de 2016, um grupo de investidores dos setores público e privado – o Brasil Lab – foi criado para superar esse desafio. O Brasil Lab identifica, desenvolve e apóia a implementação de instrumentos transformadores para o financiamento climático que podem direcionar fundos para as prioridades climáticas nacionais.
O Brasil Lab é uma das iniciativas que foram inicialmente lançadas sob os auspícios do Grupo de Trabalho Brasil-EUA sobre Mudanças Climáticas, liderado pelo Ministério das Relações Exteriores do Brasil e pelo Departamento de Estado dos Estados Unidos. A “Climate Policy Initiative” atua como secretariado.
Brasil Lab Members
Brasil Lab Steering Group
Renata Negrelly & Felipe Ferreira
Brazil Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Daniel Kandy & Catherine Goldberg
US Department of State
Brasil Lab Panel Members
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Manuel Sanchez Ortega
Simone Saisse Lopes & Raphael Stein
Ana Luiza Champloni
Brazilian Ministry of Finance
Pedro Moura Costa
BVRio Environmental Exchange Platform
Ana Yang & Christie Ulman
Children’s Investment Fund Foundation
Climate Investment Funds
Eron Bloomgarden & Trip O’Shea
Beatriz S. Secaf & Mario Sergio Vasconcellos
Gabriela da Rocha Oliveira
First Solar Brazil
IFC/World Bank Group
Amal-Lee Amin & Juliana Almeidaon
Inter-American Development Bank
Nathan Younge & Rodrigo Mota
U.S. Trade and Development Agency (U.S.TDA)
Brasil Lab Observers
Ministry of Environment, Brazil
A vehicle to enable distributed solar energy for low-income tenants in Brazil who cannot make the investments or don’t have access to credit, by providing a robust legal and financial structure to make it an attractive and low-risk investment option
A fund to increase forest restoration in the Amazon by investing and providing technical assistance to restore degraded lands in smallholders’ farms with agroforestry systems and, at the same time, developing and facilitating sales of their products
A vehicle to promote the responsible production of commodities, particularly soy, in the Brazilian Cerrado biome, through incentives to plant in already cleared and degraded lands
A business model to provide resources and technical assistance to intensify and increase cattle production in Brazil, while also restoring degraded pastures and forests, and decreasing deforestation
An instrument to package and securitize the cashflows of renewable energy projects and sell shares in local capital markets, providing long-term finance for projects in Brazil
An instrument to finance distributed renewable energy systems in agricultural and transport cooperatives, which can help Brazil increase its share of renewables in its power supply and mitigate its carbon emissions
An instrument to unlock investment opportunities that support Brazil’s beef supply chain to become more efficient, competitive and resilient
A fund with technical assistance to achieve cost-effective resilience and mitigation through improved management of municipal watersheds.
A public-private partnership fund for ‘transit-oriented development’ (TOD) to provide affordable housing and other community services near mass transit in Brazil.
News & Events
O CPI, Secretariado Lab, lançou uma nova “chamada para ideias” de instrumentos financeiros para o ciclo de 2017-2018. Buscamos ideias inovadoras e executáveis de instrumentos financeiros que possam alavancar significativamente recursos financeiros para o desenvolvimento sustentável. Essa chamada para ideias engloba os quarto programas do Lab: the Global Lab, India Lab, Brasil Lab, e o […]
Get2C foi distinguida pela competição internacional The Lab, cuja sessão de apresentação decorre à margem da Semana do Clima de Nova Iorque. Read more: https://www.dinheirovivo.pt/empresas/inovacao-portuguesa-no-financiamento-do-clima-apresentada-em-nova-iorque/
Latin American cloud forests, energy-saving street lights in Rio de Janeiro and sustainable cattle ranching in the Amazon will get a boost from new financial instruments to channel capital for tackling climate change, their backers said. The Lab, a network of programs that incubates sustainable finance mechanisms, expects to attract an initial $855 million to […]
The Brasil Innovation Lab for Climate Finance – a group of public and private investors and finance experts on land use and energy in Brazil – continues to make progress on three financial instruments which could catalyze large-scale investment in Brazil. Brasil Lab Members recently convened to review progress on the instruments’ development and recommend […]
Rio de Janeiro, February 9, 2017 — Brazil aims to reduce emissions by 37% by 2025, mostly through changes in its land use and energy sectors. Like in many emerging economies, however, funding to meet these targets remains a challenge. This week, a group of public and private investors met for the first time in […]