Panel 3 (Morning): Brazil – Climate protection, energy efficiency and waste management

Ute Dreiocker

Ute Dreiocker


… works for the Cologne City administration since 1988. Since 2017 she is part of the team „European and International Affairs“, which is a department within the Mayor’s office. She is in charge of the sister city relationships of Cologne with Istanbul, Beijing and Rio de Janeiro and the LGBTIQ-exchange with Cologne‘s sister cities.  Besides being sister cities, Cologne and Rio de Janeiro also have a climate partnership. Within this Ute Dreiocker is the coordinator on Cologne side.

José Henrique Penido Monteiro

José Henrique Penido Monteiro


…has graduated in Mechanical Engineering at the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. At present he is the Chair of the Environmental Sustainability Office of COMLURB, the municipal company in charge of waste management in the city of Rio de Janeiro; President of the Institute for Dissemination of Information on Environment and Sanitation – Web-Resol, responsible for a web site called “Solid Waste”. He has been president of the Municipal Waste Management Company of Rio de Janeiro and Undersecretary of the Environment Secretariat of the State of Rio de Janeiro. He has worked as consultant to many national and multilateral organisms and institutions as BID, IMDB, OPAS, GIZ and IBAM.
Mr. Penido Monteiro was named member of the Environmental Consulting Board of ELETROBRÁS – CENTRAIS ELÉTRICAS BRASILEIRAS S.A. in 1990, member of the B Group – Urban Waste Energy Generation of the World Energy Council in 1993 and assigned by the Federal Government of Brazil as a member of the waste management subcommittee of GMI. Mr. Penido Monteiro has published essays and manuals and has conducted studies on technical and institutional issues related to sanitation, particularly in the field of biogasBiogas ist eine erneuerbare Energiequelle, die aus lokalen Ressourcen produziert wird. Es entsteht unter Sauerstoffabschluss (anaerob) durch die mikrobiologische Zersetzung von organischen Materialien, die Proteine, Fette oder Kohlenhydrate enthalten. Biogas ist ein brennbares, grundsätzlich nicht giftiges Gas, mit einem Methangehalt zwischen 50 und 75 Prozent. Weitere Bestandteile sind Kohlenstoffdioxid (25 bis 45 Prozent), Wasserdampf (zwei bis sieben Prozent), Sauerstoff und Stickstoff (jeweils unter zwei Prozent), sowie Ammoniak, Wasserstoff und Schwefelwasserstoff (jeweils unter ein Prozent). Biogas kann in Elektro- und Wärmeenergie umgewandelt werden. energy recovery, compost production and solid waste management. Mr. Penido Monteiro also teaches an MBA course on Solid Waste Management at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro since 2007.