Jose Roberto Moreira serves as technical advisor to MGM Innova Capital and the MicroCarbon Development Fund (MCDF). Mr. Moreira has been a Senior Technical Expert at MGM Innova and MGM International Group (“MGM”), in charge of evaluating emerging GHG mitigation technologies and developing baseline and monitoring methodologies in areas that include energy generation and consumption, energy efficiency, fuel switching, biofuels (ethanol and biodiesel), forest management, palm oil utilization, use of wood for gasification, and production and use of vegetable oil. Over the years, Mr. Moreira has held several government positions, including Under-Secretary of Energy for the Federal Ministry of Mines and Energy in Brazil, Vice President of the Electric Company of São Paulo (CESP) and advisor to the Energy Secretary of the federal state of São Paulo, Brazil. In addition, he has co-founded a number of organizations and programs, including Negawatt (an energy service company), the Brazilian Petroleum Conservation Program (CONPET), the National Institute for Energy Efficiency (INEE), the Brazilian Biomass Reference Centre (CENBIO), and Brazil’s National Electricity Conservation Program (PROCEL), which he also presided for several years. Mr. Moreira has taught at the Universidade de São Paulo, and authored and co-authored a large number of scientific publications, including several documents prepared by the Brazilian government and by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Mr. Moreira holds a PhD in Physics from the Universidade de São Paulo, and a Masters degree in Nuclear Physics from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. In 2007, together with the other members of the IPCC, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of the organization’s efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.