Eduardo Viola holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of São Paulo, undertook a postdoctoral fellowship in International Political Economy at the University of Colorado, and is currently a Professor at the Institute of International Relations at the University of Brasilia. His main areas of interest are globalization and governance, international security, international relations theory, international political economy, international environmental policy, international relations in the Americas, Brazil in a comparative perspective, and US foreign policy.
Emilio La Rovere holds degrees in Electrical Engineering and Economics, from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro and Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, respectively, a Master’s degree in Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, and Ph.D. in Economic Forecasting from the University of Paris. He is Professor of Energy Planning and Engineering at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, where he coordinates the Interdisciplinary Environmental Laboratory and Center for Integrated Studies on Climate Change and the Environment. Emílio specializes in energy and environmental planning, sustainable development, and climate change. He was a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that received the Nobel Peace Prize jointly with Al Gore in 2007.
Fatima Portilho is a Professor at the Rural Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. She holds a Master’s in Community Psychosociology and Social Ecology from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and was awarded a Ph.D. in Social Sciences by the State University of Campinas/University of Oxford. She was Visiting Professor at Santa Cruz State University, Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina, and Wageningen University, the Netherlands. Fatima specializes in environmental sociology, the sociology of consumption, and the sociology of food, and conducts research in these and other areas, including the environmentalization and politicization of consumption, food consumption, political culture, and social movements.
Livia Barbosa is an anthropologist, lecturer, researcher, and consultant specializing in business anthropology and consumption. She is currently a Visiting Researcher at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, where she is head of the Social Sciences Department, Consumption Research Group, and Center for Advanced Studies in Advertising and Marketing (CAEPM, acronym in Portuguese) of the ESPM. She also lectures on the Anthropology and Political Science Postgraduate Program of the Department of Anthropology at Fluminense Federal University and is Managing Partner of the consultancy firm Sócius Consultoria Ltda.
Nisia Werneck earned a degree in Architecture from the Federal University of Minas Gerais and has specialist qualifications in Urbanism and the Socioeconomic Assessment of Regional Economic Development. She is currently a Professor at the Center for Responsible Management for Sustainability at the Dom Cabral Foundation and Managing Partner of the consultancy firm NOW Consultoria e Projetos Ltda.
Ricardo Abramovay is a Professor at the School of Economics, Business and Accounting at the University of São Paulo, where he coordinates the Institute of International Relations. He is also a research fellow at the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq, acronym in Portuguese) and the São Paulo State Research Foundation (FAPESP, acronym in Portuguese).
Roberto Schaeffer is a Professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and is actively involved in the Energy Planning Program of the Alberto Luiz Coimbra Institute for Graduate Studies and Engineering Research (COPPE, acronym in Portuguese). He holds a Ph.D. and postdoctoral degree and was Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. He was also a member of the United Nations’ Panel on Baseline Methodologies and Clean Development Mechanism Monitoring and Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and of the Advisory Board of the Accelerating Energy Innovation Project of the International Energy Agency (IEA). Roberto is also a reviewer of international journals in the fields of energy and climate change and external consultant to the International Atomic Energy Agency.