Institutions and policy behind Brazil’s energy transition

10. Taller with Nikola Jokanović / University of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic

Moderation: Ulrich Brand, University of Vienna
Comments: Florian Zschoche, University of Vienna & Thais Zimovski, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brasil

Brazil is a country with significant achievements in renewable energy development; it is the most important renewable energy actor in South America. This research wants to address the renewable energy development in Brazil, from the political and institutional point of view, as well as the relationship between the state institutions and other energy actors and how this affects the national-level renewable energy policies. According to the starting hypothesis of this research, when it comes to energy transition, renewable energy policy priorities by the incumbent president determine the development of wind and solar energy as the new renewable energy sources in Brazil. The chosen theoretical framework is the developmental state model in Brazil and its environmental and energy aspects. The chosen method for this research is single-country study of what influences the environmental and climate affairs at home. For this research, the approximate time period of interest is between 2008 and 2018. The data collection will be done through semi-structured interviews with think-tank researchers and practitioners, and through desk research.

Nikola Jokanović: PhD student of Latin American studies at the Department of Political Science, University of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic. His research interests include energy transition and environmental policy of Brazil and the People’s Republic of China, as well as China’s foreign policy and its environmental component. Most recent publication: Dimitrijević, Duško, and Nikola Jokanović (2020) CEEC’s-China Mechanism of Cooperation and the Belt and Road Initiative: From Idea to Institutionalisation – Six Years Later. International Problems 72(2), 35-50. Email address: ORCID: 0000-0001-5938-3251.

Florian Zschoche is a Doctoral Candidate at Vienna Doctoral School of Social Sciences. His Research focuses on Global Political Economy and Energy policy in Argentina.

Thais Zimovski Garcia de Oliveira: PhD student in administration at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) in the field of Organizational Studies, Society and Work. Master in Administration from the same institution. Author of critical works on dissident labor experiences, social movements, gender violence and life narratives. Currently working on the relations between water and gender aiming to understand the political experience of women in hydro-social transformations within hydrographic basin committees in Minas Gerais/Brazil.

The workshop will be held in English.
We kindly ask for registration:

Format: HYBRID – audience can attend in person or online
Location: University of Vienna, NIG, Conference Room IPW (A 0222) / 2nd floor, Universitätsstraße 7, 1010 Vienna
Online via Zoom:
Meeting-ID: 670 3314 2243 / Kenncode: 221864

Kategorie: Workshop / Taller
Datum: 18. April 2023, 19:00–19:30
Ort: Universität Wien, Institut für Politikwissenschaft, Konferenzraum IPW (A222), NIG, 2. St.