What’s at Stake in Brazil’s 2022 Elections


Sep 15, 2022

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (GMT-5)


CEPR, Global Alliance for a Green New Deal, and Washington Brazil Office

The Center for Economic and Policy Research invites you to an on-line panel discussion, with leading experts from Brazil, focusing on the upcoming election in Brazil and its implications for the world.

As NewScientist recently reported, the Amazon rainforest - most of which lies in Brazil - has reached a "crucial tipping point" beyond which much or all of the forest, often referred to as the "lungs of the Earth," could become savannah. Under the presidency of Jair Bolsonaro, environmental protections have been severely weakened and deforestation of the Amazon has soared.

This panel will explore how the future of the Amazon, Brazil's indigenous peoples, and global climate policy is at stake in Brazil’s October 2022 elections. It will examine presidential candidate Inacio Lula da Silva’s plan for an ecological transition and contrast it with the policies implemented under Bolsonaro, who is running for re-election. What are the biggest challenges that lie ahead for the Amazonian forest in Brazil? What hopes do Brazil’s Indigenous movements hold for the 2022 Elections? The panelists will offer diverse perspectives on the potential impact of Brazil’s electoral results on environmental policy and indigenous peoples in Brazil and climate policy globally.

The panel will feature short presentations by each expert panelist followed by a question and answer session.

Join us on Thursday, September 15 at 1 PM (Brazil) / 12 PM (EDT)

Register here:

Co-hosted by CEPR, Global Alliance for a Green New Deal, and the Washington Brazil Office.


  • Josi Kaingang - Indigenous leader, UN Consultant on Indigenous Rights
  • Sabrina Fernandes - IRGAC Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung
  • Ricardo Abramovay - Professor, University of São Paulo
  • Pedro Paulo Z. Bastos - Economics Professor, UNICAMP

Moderated by Juliana de Moraes Pinheiro, Washington Brazil Office (WBO).

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