September 21, 2005 // 11:00am — 12:00pm
Brazilian Minister of Environment Marina Silva speaks on government actions and policies to curb deforestation, dismantle illegal logging rings, and fight corruption among federal employees accused of collaborating with loggers in exchange for bribes.
June 21, 2004 // 12:00am
Co-sponsored with The Wilson Center's Environmental Change and Security Project and The John Heinz III center for Science, Economics and the Environment the Director of INPA José Antônio Alves Gomes discussed his organization's role in the progress of sustainable development in the Brazilian Amazon as well as his Institute's plans for the future.
May 04, 2004 // 12:00am
At a Brazil Working Group meeting this spring, Maurício Novis Botelho presented the remarkable story of Brazilian aerospace manufacturer Embraer.
August 13, 2003 // 12:00am
There are striking similarities between race relations in the United States and Brazil. Recently there has been a great deal of attention paid to this subject in both countries, and it deserves to be studied and analyzed from all perspectives.
March 19, 2003 // 11:00am — 1:00pm
Alexandre Barros, President of Early Warning, a Brasília based political risk management firm and of Fórum Empresarial Brasil discusses the first days of the new Brazilain President
November 24, 2002 // 11:00pm
Panelists discuss prospects and challenges for Luis Inácio Lula da Silva
October 30, 2002 // 11:00pm
August 27, 2002 // 12:00am
Paulo Menezes, Diva Moreira, and Rosana Heringer Comments by Ronald Walters
The growing presence of Brazilian global companies in the United States complements traditionally strong investments by U.S. companies in Brazil. This trend has created a two-way street where common interests are more visible and both governments are pressured to recognize the benefits of working together or risk paying a political price for not doing so.
Sugarcane ethanol is not the villain that it is often made out to be and neither is the sugarcane industry. In Brazil, the sugarcane industry has set out to convince the Brazilian government to adopt a carbon cap and trade system domestically, independently of international negotiations. It is in their interest to reinsert the positive environmental externalities accrued from sugarcane ethanol use and production into the market system. It makes economic and environmental sense and it might spur a value-added product. The next best thing after organic sugar is carbon neutral sugarcane ethanol.