COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS

The Green Capital Study

The consortium of scientists whose earlier study on Climate Change was presented during the Paris 2015 Climate Agreement, have now completed the Green Capital Study for BJF’s reforestation tasks for the Araguaia Biodiversity Corridor.

The consortium of scientists whose earlier work about Climate Change was presented during the Paris 2015 Climate Agreement will also execute the Green Capital Study for BJF’s reforestation tasks for the Araguaia Biodiversity Corridor.

Research of ecological

and economical benefits

The Green Capital study will scientifically fact-check all benefits of re-greening the Araguaia Biodiversity Corridor, for Brazil and the planet as a whole. The BJF expects that the wide array of benefits will largely overcome the costs. It will identify how many times the return on investment (ROI) for this project is positive. For example it will investigate the project’s impact on factors such as climate change and the economic value for the farmers and communities throughout the Corridor Zone.

Read more about the benefits here.

The study is lead by distinguished professors from the University of São Paulo (Brazil) and the University of Illinois (USA) and their Research Teams. Coordination of the study is carried out by BJF’s core team members Joël Boele and Marina Tavares. This grand scientific mission started in January 2019 and is expected to be completed in the beginning of 2020. The results study will then be internationally disclosed.
BJF’s Cost- Benefit study has also been awarded a Research Award Grant from the Lemann Institute.

Global Advisory Board Members

A global Advisory Board, chaired by Bianca Nijhof, consisting of highly renowned individuals in the fields such as landscape management, green finance and corporate sustainability will support the Research teams with recommendations and secure the research process. 

A global Advisory Board, chaired by Bianca Nijhof, consisting of highly renowned individuals in the fields such as landscape management, green finance and corporate sustainability will support the Research teams with recommendations.

Bianca Nijhof

Managing Director
Netherlands Water Partnership

Namita Vikas

Group President & Global Head
Climate Strategy & Responsible Banking
Yes Bank

Helen Ding

Senior Environmental Economist
World Resources Institute

Bianca Nijhof

Netherlands Water Partnership 

Namita Vikas

Yes Bank India

Helen Ding

World Resources Institute (WRI)

Jan Willem den Besten

Senior expert Green Finance
IUCN Netherlands

Dr. Jörn Germer

Project Manager Agroecology
University of Hohenheim Germany

Jan Willem den Besten

IUCN Netherlands

Dr. Jörn Germer

University of Hohenheim Germany

Research Leaders

Andrea Lucchesi

Professor at University
of São Paulo

Maddhu Khanna

Professor at University
of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Andrea Lucchesi

Professor at University of São Paulo

USEP

Maddhu Khanna

Professor at University of
Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Researchers

Tess Lallemant

Master student University
of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Keyi Ussami

PhD Candidate at University
of São Paulo

Victor Dornelas

Researcher at Fundação
Getulio Vargas

Tess Lallemant

Master student University
of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Keyi Ussami

PhD Candidate at University
of São Paulo

Victor Dornelas

Researcher at Fundação
Getulio Vargas

Paula Pereda

Professor at University
of São Paulo

Patricia Ruggiero

PhD University
of São Paulo

Eduardo Gusson

Forestry Consultant
at Biodendro

Paula Pereda

Professor at University
of São Paulo

Patricia Ruggiero

PhD University
of São Paulo

Eduardo Gusson

Forestry Consultant
at Biodendro

Girlei Costa da Cunha

Forestry Consultant
at Biodendro

Frederico Tomas de Souza e Miranda

Forestry Consultant
at Biodendro

Girlei Costa da Cunha

Forestry Consultant
at Biodendro

Frederico Tomas de Souza e Miranda

Forestry Consultant
at Biodendro