Brazil Policy Center

The Brazil Policy Center combines rigorous economic, institutional, and legal analysis to identify areas for improving public policies and provides concrete recommendations on how to reconcile economic development with environmental conservation. CPI works closely with government agencies and civil society to chart paths for improvement. CPI’s Brazil Policy Center focuses on strategic areas, including Climate Law and Governance, Conservation, Energy, Financial Instruments, Infrastructure, and Sustainable Agriculture, and is based at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). CPI’s Brazil office is led by Juliano J. Assunção, professor in the Department of Economics at PUC-Rio.

Latest work


Governance of Forest Concessions in the Amazon: Opportunities for Improvement Based on Evidence in Pará

Analysis of the evolution of forest concessions in the Amazon allows for the recommendation of new governance structure for concessions in the Amazon region.


Innovative Mechanisms for Forest Compensation in Brazilian MATOPIBA

The new CPI/PUC-Rio publication analyzes the main modalities of forest compensation in Brazilian MATOPIBA, identifying state and federal policies.


Family Farming in Brazil: Inequalities in Credit Access

Researchers from the CPI/PUC-Rio reveal that the access to credit for family farmers in Brazil is both limited and unequal.


Brazilian Environmental Policies and the New European Union Regulation for Deforestation-Free Products: Opportunities and Challenges

Researchers from CPI/PUC-Rio analyzed how brazilian environmental policies dialogue with the European Union Deforestation-Free Regulation.


Video: Landscape of Climate Finance for Land Use in Brazil

Watch the video to learn about the climate finance flows for land use in Brazil.


Combatting Deforestation Portfolio

Discover the publications in CPI/PUC-Rio combatting deforestation portfolio.


Agriculture Portfolio

Discover the publications in CPI/PUC-Rio agriculture portfolio.

Data Visualization

Landscape of Climate Finance for Land Use in Brazil - Interactive Sankey

CPI/PUC-Rio conducted an unprecedented tracking exercise to quantify the climate-aligned financial flows directed to land use in Brazil.

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Ana Pinheiro

Operations Associate

Andreia Medeiros

Administrative Assistant

Anna Maria Bezerra de Mello Cárcamo

Legal Analyst

Camila Calado Lima

Communications Associate

Cristina Leme Lopes

Senior Research Manager

Eduardo Minsky


Gabriel Cozendey

Senior Legal Analyst

Gabriela Coser


Giovanna de Miranda

Communications and Program Manager

Gustavo Pinto

Senior Analyst

Joana Chiavari

Research Director

João Mourão


Julia Berry

Design Associate

Juliano Assunção

Executive Director, Brazil Policy Center

Larissa Noguchi

Communications Associate

Luiza Antonaccio

Senior Legal Analyst

Maria Eduarda Segovia

Junior Legal Analyst

Mariana Correia

Financial Associate

Mariana Stussi


Meyrele Nascimento

Design Associate

Natalie Hoover

Program Director

Nina Oswald Vieira

Design Associate

Priscila Z. Souza

Head of Policy Evaluation

Wagner Faria de Oliveira

Senior Analyst

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