Coppe Director appointed as member of the Amazon Fund Technical Committee

Planeta COPPE / Low Carbon / News

Date: 25/03/2024

The Director of Coppe/UFRJ, Suzana Kahn, is now part of the Technical Committee of the Amazon Fund (CTFA), having been appointed by the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change (MMA), Marina Silva. 

Suzana and five other experts will attest to the carbon emissions from deforestation calculated by the ministry. As such, they will analyze the methodology used to determine the deforested area as well as the estimate of carbon per hectare used to calculate carbon emissions.

The experts in this committee have an unblemished reputation and notorious technical and scientific knowledge and were appointed by the MMA after consulting the Brazilian Forum on Climate Change (FBMC). The term of office is three years and may be extended once for another three years.

In addition to Suzana, the committee includes the coordinator of Forest Inventory and Information at the Brazilian Forest Service, Humberto Navarro de Mesquita Junior; Embrapa Digital Agriculture researcher João dos Santos Vila da Silva; the director of National Programs and Scholarships of Capes, Laerte Guimarães Ferreira Junior; the coordinator of the Greenhouse Gas Laboratory at the National Institute for Space Research (Inpe), Luciana Vanni Gatti; and the vice president of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Thelma Krug.

  • Amazon Fund
  • Amazon Rainforest
  • Deforestation
  • Ministry of the Environment