IES-Brasil (Implições Econômicas e Sociais Brasil or Social and Economic Implications: GHG Mitigation Scenarios 2030/2050) is an initiative of the Brazilian Forum on Climate Change, mandated by the Brazilian Minister of Environment. It is implemented by Fórum Brasileiro de Mudanças Climáticas in collaboration with the MAPS Programme.
The project will create economic scenarios for the periods 2020-2030 and 2030-2050, identifying mitigation policies that will maximise social and economic development in Brazil. The objective is to generate medium and long-term GHG emissions scenarios for Brazil, via a participative process involving the government, the private sector, academia and civil society. These scenarios will assist decision makers both in the development of national climate change policies and in international climate negotiations, focusing on the Brazilian strategy for COP21 in 2015. The project will also provide information that may be used by companies and NGOs in the development of mitigation strategies.