Aline Pacheco Pelucio
Technical Advisor to the Secretary of the Environment, State of São Paulo, Brazil
Aline Pelucio is Special Advisor of the State Secretary for the Environment of the State of São Paulo. She specializes in sustainable finance and environmental liability.
Brazil is facing a series of important policy decisions that will determine its energy future over the next several decades, with important implications for the country’s economic competitiveness, the well-being of its citizens, and even the global climate. “Historically our power generation has dominated by hydroelectricity generated by huge plants,” say Aline. “This dependence on big hydro has had devastating effects on the environment and communities, we need a transition plan.” She also notes the disparity of electricity access in Brazil; communities in the developed south of the country tend to have reliable access, whereas remote communities in the north struggle.
Aline is currently working on the Climate Fund of the State of São Paulo, a collaborative effort that includes international development banks and private banks developing ways to incentivize the replacement of conventional energy infrastructure in public buildings like hospitals and schools. “I hope to provide financial engineering solutions applicable to Brazil in order to replace conventional energy sources in public buildings with more sustainable options,” she says.