Coal and the challenges of the Just Transition in Southern Brazil

04nov10:00 am11:00 amCoal and the challenges of the Just Transition in Southern Brazil10:00 am - 11:00 am OrganiserBrazil Climate Action HubThemeClimate Justice

Event Details

More than 200 coal mining operations in southern Brazil and around the world generated different impacts, leaving a legacy of contamination and greenhouse gas emissions. In order to decarbonize the economy, it is necessary to face the obsolescence of coal head on, developing public policies aimed at a fair transition, decommissioning the plants, recovering degraded areas and generating a new fair and sustainable economy. In this panel, we will present an overview of coal-fired power generation in Brazil and in the world, analyzing two case studies: the performance of Engie in Brazil and the closure of the Carbochemical Complex and the Guaíba Mina, the largest open-pit coal mine in Latin America . The panel will also bring the perspective of state public policy, on the challenges and opportunities of a just transition.



(Thursday) 10:00 am - 11:00 am