On January 28th, 2020, in Rio de Janeiro, Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) and the Consulate General of Germany in Rio de Janeiro, with the support of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Auswaertiges Amt), hosted the launch event of the Brazil-Germany technical bilateral cooperation initiative “Towards a Just-Transition: An Opportunity for Minas Gerais”.

The initiative aims to propose and implement a new model of economic development in the mining regions of the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, based on the concept “Just Transition”.

The event counted with the participation of:

  • Klaus Zillikens, Consul-Geral of Germany in Rio de Janeiro;
  • Carlos Ivan Simonsen Leal, President of FGV;
  • Luiz Carlos Duque, Director of FGV Projetos;
  • Marco Contardi, Project Coordinator “Just Transition”;
  • Marco Ristucccia, Project Coordinator “Just Transition”;

This event also marked the end of the term of Mr. Klaus Zillikens, Consul-Geral of Germany in Rio de Janeiro. On this occasion, FGV marked the longstanding relationship between both institutions, offering an honor plate to Mr. Klaus Zillikens.

For additional photos of the launch event - https://photos.app.goo.gl/NZFCSqGhnmW3K1Gh9

SAVE THE DATE!

On March 18-19 2020, in Belo Horizonte, we will host the event “Towards a Just-Transition: An Opportunity for Minas Gerais”. The central idea is to bring to Brazil the knowledge and experience of the former coal regions in Germany, which have been or are still carrying out just transition processes. During these two days of discussion, the intention is to share the German experiences and deep dive on the opportunities and challenges of implementing a sustainable just transition process in Minas Gerais.

To register please send an email to: fgveurope@eu.fgv.br