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Daniel Vargas is a Public Policy Professor at the Economics School of FGV at São Paulo and the Coordinator of the FGV Bioeconomy Observatory. He holds Doctoral and Master Degrees in Law from Harvard University, and has served in different positions at the Brazilian Government, such as Chief of Staff, Secretary of Sustainable Development and (interim) Minister of Strategic Affairs. Over the last years, Vargas has spoken in conferences in different schools and countries, such as Oxford (England), Harvard (United States), Doha (Qatar), Koç Üniversitesi Law School (Turkey), Fudan and Renmin Universities (China). Vargas holds a weekly column at Agromais, a Brazilian TV channel specialized in agribusiness and sustainability.

Contact: daniel.vargas[at]


Publications and activities

The Struggle for ‘Green’ in the Era of Carbon Markets: Tropical Production versus Temperate Standards, available here:


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