About us

The Brazil Energy Programme brings Brazil and the United Kingdom together to show global leadership in the innovative use of renewable energy and clean technologies.

Brazil has been a pioneer of renewable technologies such as biofuels and wind power. The UK has recognized expertise in developing and funding low-carbon technologies.

BEP creates a partnership that will accelerate Brazil’s energy transition with innovation in clean technologies and in using them to address social challenges.

BEP will work with a wide range of citizens’ groups and stakeholders to reform the policy and regulatory environment for low-carbon energy. And it will test the viability of leading-edge technologies that will make Brazil greener and more inclusive – and will contribute to global progress.


Team

BEP Leader

Gilberto Jannuzzi - Technical Director

Member of Inter governmental Panel on Climate Change, expert in clean energy research and development.

Elbia Gannoum - Strategic Advisor

Chair of the National Wind Association and former Chief Economist of Ministry of Mines and Energy.

Who we are and what we do

BEP is a programme funded by the part of UK-Brazil Prosperity Programme.

It is delivered in partnership with the Government of Brazil, Brazilian energy industries and multiple local stakeholders involved in preparing for progress by fine-tuning policies and regulations to promote renewable energies.

Specialized international companies will partner with Brazilian companies to conduct pilot projects that test the viability of innovative low-carbon new technologies such as solar, storage, smart grids, biofuels including waste to energy, wind and natural gas as a transition fuel.

Gender equality and inclusion will be a factor across all BEP initiatives and should serve as a model for future projects as well. Women and vulnerable populations will be closely involved in pilot projects consultations about improving the regulatory environment for clean technologies.

BEP will help Brazil meet its future energy needs with clean, efficient and sustainable solutions that promote social inclusion as well as bringing environmental benefits.

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Partners

The Brazil Energy Programme (BEP) is funded by the UK-Brazil Prosperity Programme and implemented by a consortium of five organisations.

The UK-Brazil Prosperity Programme is a British Government cooperation that supports economic development in partner countries. The programme aims to support Brazil’s economic modernisation, through increased productivity which will facilitate sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction. It is also positioned to bolster Brazil’s recovery from COVID-19, helping to create opportunities for green growth and better public services. It encourages economic development in Brazil, and supports a range of Sustainable Development Goals, in particular Goal 17 ‘Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development’. It will work towards better functioning markets that will drive prosperity in Brazil by creating opportunities and incentives for firms to invest, generate jobs and grow.