Energy Transition is discussed in webinar promoted by the Government of SC and the US Embassy and Consulates in Brazil

Lecture with American expert and mediation by USP professor will be broadcast free of charge on Zoom on Wednesday, April 27, at 3:30 p.m.

Porto Alegre, April 25, 2022: The debates around climate change have generated a concern with the energy matrix of countries. Although Brazil is an exception — with 83% of its electricity matrix coming from renewable sources — in general, the world is still heavily dependent on fossil fuels, responsible for the emission of greenhouse gases. The energy transition is the concept that involves changes with the objective of migrating from this matrix to another, focused on the generation of energy from renewable sources. Strategies to make this change possible will be the subject of a webinar promoted by the US Embassy and Consulates in Brazil in partnership with the Executive Secretariat for the Environment (Sema) of Santa Catarina, integrated with the Secretariat for Sustainable Economic Development (SDE).

The Energy Transition Strategies webinar will be held this Wednesday, April 27, starting at 3:30 pm. The event is open to all interested parties and will be broadcast on the Zoom platform. Opening remarks will be given by the US Consul General in Porto Alegre, Shane Christensen, and the Executive Secretary for the Environment of Santa Catarina, Leonardo Porto Ferreira.

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  • Lisa Viscidi is an energy expert with 15 years of experience in research, project management and business development. Viscidi has led projects and written numerous reports and articles on decarbonization of the oil and energy sectors, energy policy and regulations, and sustainable transport, among other topics. She is a senior manager at Deloitte Consulting, where she provides technical expertise and manages international energy projects in emerging markets for US government and international clients. Prior to joining Deloitte, she was founding director of the Energy, Climate Change and Extractive Industries Program at the Inter-American Dialogue, a think tank focused on Western Hemisphere issues. Prior to that, she was head of the New York office and Latin America team leader for the Energy Intelligence Group. She holds a BA in History from George Washington University and an MA in Latin American Studies with a focus on economic development and public policy from New York University.


  • Arlindo Philippi Junior is a member of the Deliberative Council of the Incline Investigation Center on Climate Change (Incline) at the University of São Paulo (USP); works at the Institute for Advanced Studies (IEA), coordinating the USP Global Cities Synthesis Center, with the project “Urban Experiments in the perspective of new ideas and sustainable solutions for cities”. He holds degrees in Civil Engineering and in Sanitary and Environmental Engineering. He has a Masters in Environmental Health and a Doctorate in Public Health, both from USP. He has a postdoctoral degree in Urban and Regional Studies from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA; and Free Lecture in Environmental Policy and Management from USP. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Brazilian Panel on Climate Change of the Ministry of Science and Technology (MCT).


Webinar Energy Transition Strategies  

Date: April 27, Wednesday

Time: 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM (Brasilia time)

Free registration: