Brazil is a major agricultural producer and exporter, with agriculture accounting for 10% of the country's GDP.
Agricultural expansion can take place at the expense of native vegetation. On the other hand, Brazil has ambitious targets for Greenhouse Gas (GHG) mitigation and deforestation reduction, facing a possible trade-off between environmental conservation and economic growth. The main objective of this presentation is to discuss a scenario of environmentally sustainable economic growth, called “Green Growth”, through strategies that can reduce deforestation while increasing production and social welfare.
Edson Paulo Domingues
Full Professor at the Department of Economics, Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil). Ph.D. in Economics from the University of São Paulo, with a "Sandwich Doctorate" at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar. Visiting Professor at the Center of Policy Studies at the Victoria University (Australia) in 2018-19. Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (2022). He has experience in Applied Economics, with emphasis on computable general equilibrium models, working mainly on the following topics: regional economics, environmental economics, deforestation, climate change, and carbon markets.