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The seminar will be in English and take place from 10:30-12:00.

In October 2022, Brazilians will go to the polls for general elections. These elections have become a great deal a referendum on the actions of the Bolsonaro government since 2019. Among the many issues at stake is the Amazon rainforest. Under the Bolsonaro’s government, we witnessed alarming wildfires and record levels of deforestation in the Amazon.

This was paralleled to significant institutional and regulatory modifications introduced by Bolsonaro, loosening the framework for preserving the ecosystem. These included changing the governance architecture for the Amazon fund in 2019, an initiative that counted with expressive financial support from Norway. Norwegian investments in the fund have been frozen since then.

In this seminar, we discuss the Brazilian election results and expectations about the upcoming government, with an eye towards the future of Brazil-Norway cooperation for the preservation of the Amazon rainforest.  


  • Livia Costa Kramer, Ministry of Climate and Environment of Norway
  • Yuri Kasahara, OsloMet University 


Senior Research Fellow Lucas de Oliveira Paes, NUPI


The event will also be live streamed to NUPI’s YouTube channel. No registration is needed for online participation.