Navigating Risk in Brazil’s Energy Sector

We are pleased to present “Navigating Risk in Brazil’s Energy Sector: The Chinese Approach,” a new report edited by Margaret Myers, director of the China and Latin America Program, and Lisa Viscidi, director of the Energy, Climate Change and Extractive Industries Program, at the Inter-American Dialogue. The report analyzes critical challenges to investing in Brazil’s oil and gas, electricity generation and transmission sectors from the perspective of Chinese companies and identifies opportunities for cooperation and policy improvement.

This Dialogue report was made possible through the generous support of the Alcoa Foundation. It highlights findings from a public meeting on Chinese investment in Brazil’s energy sector, organized in collaboration with the China-Brazil Business Council (CBBC) and the Industrial Federation of the State of Sao Paulo (FIESP) during FIESP’s 2014 Infrastructure Week conference in Sao Paulo.

Our report features the work of three distinguished analysts of Latin America’s energy sector. Naki Mendoza, a reporter at Energy Intelligence Group, analyzes Chinese investment in Brazil’s oil and gas sector. Ilan Cuperstein, the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro representative to the China Brazil Center for Climate Change and Energy Technology Innovation, outlines China’s role in renewable energy generation in Brazil. And Chris Cote, MPP candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and former research associate at BrazilWorks, examines investment by China’s State Grid Corporation in Brazil’s transmission sector.

The Dialogue’s China and Latin America program engages and informs academics, policy-makers and private sector leaders in China, Latin America and the United States on evolving themes in China-Latin America relations. The Energy, Climate Change and Extractive Industries program informs and shapes policies that promote investment while encouraging economically, socially and environmentally responsible development of natural resources.

The Inter-American Dialogue is the leading US center for policy analysis, exchange and communication on issues in Western Hemisphere affairs. The views expressed in this report are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the perspectives of the Inter-American Dialogue, the China-Brazil Business Council (CBBC) or its sponsors.

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