Alessandro Sanches-Pereira

Alessandro Sanches-Pereira
Curtin University

Doctor of Philosophy
Senior Lecturer and Researcher

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Introduction
Senior Lecturer and Researcher at the Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute (CUSP) and Lead Sustainability Analyst with 20 years of professional experience working with the private and public sectors. Expertise in international cooperation projects targeting developing countries and independent consultant at the UN agencies. Member of the IPCC's Working Group III as lead author.
Additional affiliations
May 2020 - present
Curtin University
Position
  • Senior Lecturer and Researcher
Description
  • CUSP is a recognized leader in sustainability research and our research is aligned with the school and faculty vision – People, Planet, and Technology.
May 2018 - February 2022
Instituto 17
Position
  • Managing Director
Description
  • The i17 is a nonprofit organization, founded in 2018, to enable the dissemination of the sustainable development objectives (SDGs) and propose solutions based on circular economy, environmental protection and local development.
February 2018 - present
IPCC Working Group III
IPCC Working Group III
Position
  • Lead Author
Description
  • Lead Author for IPCC Working Group III (Mitigation), "Chapter 5: Demand, services and social aspects of mitigation".
Education
March 2006 - February 2012
University of Campinas
Field of study
  • Engineering
August 2003 - October 2004
Lund University
Field of study
  • Cleaner Production
March 1991 - June 1995
University of Campinas
Field of study
  • Engineering

Publications

Publications (52)
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As one of the leading nations on climate negotiations, Brazil has to go beyond its voluntary commitment to reduce its carbon footprint and become a more constructive and less low-key player in the UNFCCC negotiations. In this context, the studys main objective was to evaluate the Brazilian residential energy consumption, its regional specificity, a...
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The objective of this study is to verify whether natural gas is only a backup fuel against shortages of upgraded biogas or a threat to the Swedish vision of pursuing a vehicle fleet independent of fossil fuels. The paper uses Stockholm County as a case study to guide our analysis. The region not only concentrates the largest number of inhabitants i...
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In this study, practical biogas potential has been estimated in order to clarify the role of biogas in policy targets for renewable transport fuels in Sweden. The estimate of the Stockholm County biogas potential is based on a survey directed at key persons at sewage water treatment facilities, as well as official statistics, environmental reports...
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The objective of this study is to present an analytical framework monitoring the development of the Swedish biofuels system, to evaluate its impacts on the achievement of 10% of renewable fuels by 2020, and to identify development patterns in order to establish a vehicle fleet independent of fossil fuels by 2030. The methodological approach relies...
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The use of biofuels for road transport in Sweden has increased during the past 10 years as policymakers stimulate demand in response to concerns about climate change. Using a supply chain approach, this paper analyses: (i) existing biofuel supply chains in Sweden (biogas, biodiesel and bioethanol) in terms of security of supply, and (ii) possibilit...
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In developing countries, the lack of specific knowledge of the local context and complex interactions among variables influence effective solid waste management. As a result, the formulation of effective strategies to improve waste management is still a challenge. This study draws on the principle that an adequate formulation of recommendations can...
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The decarbonization of production chains has focused on a more sustainable future with minor damage to the environment and protection of natural resources through existing waste while promoting economic development. Adopting public policies has encouraged circular approaches such as the waste to energy (WtE). Anaerobic digestion (AD) has been the m...
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This paper contributes to understanding the international trade of plastic scrap. This is done by structuring trade data in networks, and calculating network centrality indexes for countries engaged in plastic scrap trade, as well as for sub-types of plastic polymers (Ethylene, PVC, and Styrene). Network measurements allow insights on plastic scrap...
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En Brasil y en México se han instalado cientos de biodigestores de mediana y gran escala para el tratamiento de diversos sustratos y efl uentes, sin embargo, son pocos los casos en que se procesa la Fracción Orgánica de los Residuos Sólidos Urbanos (FORSU) mediante este método. En ambos países se cuenta con un marco legislativo donde se propone la...
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Organic waste to energy (OWtE) technologies have been developed and implemented in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) countries. However, they are still far away to significantly contribute not only to treat the ever-increasing waste volumes in the region but also to supply the regional energy demand and meet national carbon emission goals. The...
Book
Municipal Solid Waste Energy Conversion in Emerging Countries: Technologies, Best Practices, Challenges and Policy presents contributions from authors from India, Brazil, South Africa and China who come together to present the most reliable technologies for the energy conversion of municipal solid waste. The book addresses existing economic and pol...
Book
Impactos ambientais e sustentabilidade traça um panorama sobre os impactos ambientais por meio de conceituação e história, desde os primórdios da civilização, passando pela Revolução Industrial, até chegar nos dias atuais, com a sustentabilidade. São apresentados os principais eventos que representam os problemas ambientais, bem como os principais...
Method
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Supplementary information for the academic article "Combining the Functional Unit concept and the Analytic Hierarchy Process method for performance assessment of public transport options" accepted for publication by the Journal Case Studies on Transport Policy (ISSN 2213-624X) in 2 Sep 2018.
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This paper presents a case study covering the operational and functional performances of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), Light Rail Transit (LRT), and Monorail (MNT) modes in the São Paulo City, Brazil. The innovative multicriteria decision aid model (MCDAM) combine the use of a Functional Unit with the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) method to acces...
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In Brazil, there are almost ten million people relying on traditional use of biomass for cooking, which correspond to about five percent of the country's population. The vast majority lives in poor municipalities away from urban centers. The replacement of fuelwood for LPG is the result of an intense urbanization process and governmental interventi...
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Solutions based exclusively on technology are unlikely to fully deliver a transition towards a low-carbon society. Shifts in consumption patterns and lifestyles associated with technological solutions are essential to achieve safe GHG concentration levels. Considering households' consumption patterns, residential electricity consumption represents...
Poster
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Organic waste to energy (OWtE) technologies have been already developed and implemented in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) countries, but are still far away to significantly contribute not only to manage and treat the ever-increasing waste volumes in the region but also to supply its energy demand and meet national GHG reduction goals. The te...
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This paper investigates the possibility of replacing traditional biomass in rural communities in Nepal with the more sustainable option of biogas produced using household biogas digesters. One example of the success of such a scheme is in China, where biogas digesters have already extensively replaced traditional biomass. Using biogas produced from...
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The Intended Nationally Determined Contribution from Brazil presented in COP 21, ratified in 2016 by the Brazilian Congress, establishes goals regarding reduction of carbon emissions and increasing the share of biofuels by 2030. In this scenario, biogas and biomethane are suitable renewable fuels to meet such goals. Thus, the Bioenergy Research Gro...
Technical Report
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The establishment of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) presents major opportunities and challenges to boost intra-African trade. Expanded markets for African goods and services, unobstructed factor movements (i.e. labor, capital, and other factors) and the reallocation of resources should promote economic diversification, structural transforma...
Technical Report
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The establishment of the CFTA will require all African countries to further develop their internal capacity to refine their regional trade policies and ensure that they are able to benefit from these various trade opportunities. In order to do this, they will need to strengthen their internal negotiations with key stakeholders to ensure that nation...
Presentation
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In Brazil, there are almost ten million people relying on traditional use of biomass for cooking, which correspond to about five percent of the country’s population. The vast majority lives in poor municipalities away from urban centers. The replacement of fuelwood for LPG is the result of an intense urbanization process and governmental interventi...
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Almost 38% of the world’s population rely on traditional biomass for cooking and heating in 2015. In Nepal, there are almost 22 million people relying on traditional use of fuelwood for cooking/heating in 2015, which corresponds to about 80% of the country’s population. In Brazil, there are almost 10 million people relying on traditional use of fue...
Technical Report
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Unlike the Millennium Development Goals, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development includes an explicit goal for energy — Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7, to “ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all”. Access to modern energy plays a major role in economic structural transformation — a critical issue both...
Book
Este livro apresenta a importância da ecologia industrial como uma nova perspectiva para a compreensão dos impactos ambientais provenientes dos sistemas de produção e de consumo. De maneira simplificada, a ecologia industrial é o estudo da física, da química e de interações biológicas e inter-relações entre os sistemas industriais e ecológicos. Alé...
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Tourism and agriculture are important contributors to the development of local economies. Many developing nations that are now experiencing rapid tourism growth have agrarian societies and tourism is the first or second source of export earnings. In this context, the main objective of this study is to identify what are the main challenges for horti...
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O futuro parece promissor para as fontes de energias renováveis, as quais têm vindo a desempenhar um papel importante na redução da dependência da Europa em relação aos combustíveis fósseis. As oportunidades e desafios que o biometano enfrenta no cenário europeu.
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Background and Purpose: Sustainability, sustainable development and sustainable forest management are terms that are commonly, and interchangeably used in the forest industry, however their meaning take on different connotations, relative to varying subject matter. The aim of this paper is to look at these terms in a more comprehensive way, relativ...
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Currently, there are 1.3 billion people with no access to electricity worldwide. Almost 1 million of those are in the Brazilian Amazon region. Yet, electricity access to allow basic needs is not enough to ensure a sustainable development. Hence, it is important to understand linkages among poverty alleviation, energy access, and carbon footprint of...
Technical Report
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The report looked into conditions for better linkages in particular between the Tanzanian horticultural sector and the local tourism industry. Based on interviews with key stakeholders it found that factors such as price, quality, supply predictability and reliability of delivery played a key role in the horticultural sector. It was also noted that...
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The paper uses Stockholm County as a case study to guide our analysis. The region not only concentrates the largest number of inhabitants in Sweden but also holds alone around 35% of the Swedish fleet of passenger cars using gas as fuel. The region's potential vehicle gas demands are 460 GWh by 2020 and 1 202 GWh by 2030. The methodological approac...
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This reports updates the initial study carried out by UNCTAD on the state of the biofuels markets, which was first published in 2006. In doing so, this 2013 update attempts to cover the main developments since 2006 in the biofuels sector, examining issues of production in key countries and regions, international trade, consumption trends, as well a...
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This paper explores the Social Technology concept and analyses how it can support the current Brazilian rural electrification initiative. It addresses the question: ‘can Social Technology principles serve to identify concrete tasks to overcome the challenges of universal access in the Amazon? If so, how can they be effectively incorporated into the...
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The study’s overall objective is to present how the development of the Swedish biofuels system impacts the achievement of the European Union’s target of 10% of renewable fuels in transport by 2020 and the establishment of a vehicle fleet independent of fossil fuels by 2030 in the country. The methodological approach is based on a combination of for...
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This paper verifies the plausibility of existing assessments of the biogas potential in Sweden and whether a target of 1.1 TWh of biogas for transport, as per defined by Swedish authorities, can be met within the next ten years. We estimate that the Swedish resource potential for biogas generation from residues and energy crops amounts to 8.86 TWh...
Thesis
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The performance optimization of supply chains is an important process to promote sustainable development, since production activities and products distributions flows are closely linked to environmental changes. In this context, the sustainable supply chain management concept is understood as the management of services, products and raw materials a...
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Bioenergy system comprises both the technical aspects of bioenergy generation, such as conversion technologies and biomass resources, and overarching aspects of bioenergy development, such as policy frameworks, institutional capacities, infrastructure and actors' networks. One important aspect of this system is that its expansion, distribution, and...
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The paper’s aim is to use a bioenergy supply chain management approach in order to reinforce sustainable development in a likely scenario of competition between bioenergy and the production of other goods extracted from wood. This competition is perceived as a threat because it may lead to an increase in raw material and energy prices and reduce th...
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Deteriorating health conditions of industrial cities transformed them from a center of wealth to a locus of diseases. Since then, there is a relentless quest for improving the urban environmental quality. The complexity of urban relations on space sets the environmental basin as a unit of territorial management and the sanitation technical networks...
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The purpose of this study was to develop tools that can support the professional qualification processes in areas and/or topics which are considered essential for local sustainable development. In order to achieve this goal the study based its analytical and conceptual frameworks on three keystones: the watershed basin, which is basic unit for envi...
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Most of today’s environmental policies in Brazil rely on controlling the growth of pollution by “command and control” techniques. During the last two decades, these instruments have been designed to control sources of environmental impacts using industrial zoning, environmental licensing, and emission standards. The present structure of environment...
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O marco legal brasileiro em saneamento – Lei Federal 11.445, de 5 de janeiro de 2007 – tem como um de seus princípios fundamentais a utilização de tecnologias apropriadas e a articulação com as políticas de desenvolvimento urbano e regional voltadas para a melhoria da qualidade de vida. Nesta perspectiva, os serviços de saneamento dialogam com o Pr...
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In Brazil, Industrial Ecology (IE) initiatives are presented by isolated strategies and there are no studies on their local successes, vices and perversities. As a result, there is a need to understand the eco-efficiency of Brazilians’ approaches in order to plan strategically the IE implementation and to correct potential imperfections. One of the...
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A Ecologia Industrial (EI) apresenta-se geralmente por meio de iniciativas isoladas e as abordagens são as mais variadas. Desta forma, a discussão entre as abordagens de EI e a ecoeficiência dos seus resultados devem ser entendidas, pois é preciso planejar estrategicamente a sua implementação e, assim, corrigir as suas imperfeições. Uma das abordag...
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A ecologia industrial oferece um conjunto de abordagens, métodos e instrumentos de grande potencial para a aplicação nas políticas públicas de meio ambiente. A adoção de uma perspectiva sistêmica nos processos de análise e tomada de decisão, associada a uma visão abrangente dos sistemas industriais e sua relação com o meio ambiente poderiam ampliar...
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The concept of sustainable development (SD) has been broadened to become a new paradigm and form a hope for human impact mitigation. There is some consensus around its implementation; however, the imprecision of the SD concept causes worldwide debates regarding the diversity of adoption and understanding. In this context, the question is how we can...
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In New York City, in the United States as a whole, and in the rest of the world, there are many projects with high-performance features and environmental ambitions already completed or being built. Unfortunately, few projects are consistently followed-up and evaluated, which means that valuable information is lost. For this reason, this research at...

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