Kigali Project

This Project aims to establish state of the art energy efficiency standards and labelling (EES&L) in the air conditioning (AC) sector in Brazil and encourage to low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants in order to improve cooling efficiency and ultimately reduce GHG emissions. Implementing Agency The Instituto Clima e Sociedade (iCS) is the implementing agency for all components of this project.

In order to fulfill this objective, the Kigali Project is structured in four components:

  • Development of energy efficiency management plan for AC sector

  • Revision of MEPS & labelling policies and programmes for the AC sector

  • Development of Project proposal to finance a compressor manufacturing line capable nof producting high efficiency and alternative refrigerant invertor technology.

  • Leveraging finance for implementation support.

Sustainable Future Dialogues

Sustainable Future Dialogues is a series of international meetings, resulting from a partnership between iCS and the German Embassy in Brazil, which grew from a long history of cooperation between the two countries about climate. In 2015, this commitment was reaffirmed by the signing of a Joint Declaration about Climate Change, which has become an important platform on which Brazil and Germany cooperate in the realization of the objectives and targets of the Paris Agreement.


To hold international meetings about key topics for the exchange of experiences, practices and knowledge directed towards local and global targets relating to climate.

To place the topic of climate change at the center of the schedule of national development, especially in the political, social, economic and business, short and medium term agendas.

To disseminate and debate strategies for sustainable development.

To motivate and optimize multilateral and multisector actions that lead to compliance with the targets of the Paris Agreement.

E+ Energy Dialogues

E+ is an initiative of the Climate and Society Institute (iCS), which later became an independent organization with an interdisciplinary team that provides analysis, studies and ideas about political and economic issues, focusing on the Brazilian energy transition, as it moves towards a low carbon economy. The actions of E+ are based on identifying the trends and barriers of developing a Brazilian energy sector with low greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In addition, it also assesses the contributions this sector makes to other economic sectors in the same fashion. The initiative is committed to Brazil’s successful energy transition. Its main role in this process is to converge the positions of public and private decision makers on how to reach the main objectives of this redefinition of the energy supply grid in the shortest possible time. This requires an ongoing debate between relevant key players in energy policy, to democratically develop decisions that can influence policy decisions. Energy transition involves a profound change in the country's economic, social and political structures, and the greatest Brazilian challenge in this process is to align different visions, needs and priorities to achieve a plan that allows the system to expand in a clean way, with primarily renewable resources, in a way that benefits all of society. The challenge of E+ lies in identifying and finding pragmatic answers to which challenges need to be overcome, which tasks are critical and what are the concrete solutions for these issues.