Breno Pietracci


Areas of expertise:
Forests, land use, economics, climate policy

At EDF, Breno Pietracci is responsible for conducting empirical research and policy analyses on the drivers of land use change and deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon and Cerrado and their environmental, economic and social impacts, with the goal of proposing policies and market based solutions to curb deforestation and associated carbon emissions at scale, while promoting rural economic development.

Prior to joining EDF, he worked as a Post-doctoral Fellow at the Economics Department of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at the Center for Climate Policy Evaluation.


Breno holds a Ph.D. in Economics (with mention of Doctor Europaeus) from Università Ca’Foscari di Venezia (Ca’Foscari University of Venice) in Venice, Italy; a M.Sc. in Business Management from the Pontifical Catholic University in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; a Master’s Degree in Economics and Finance with honors from Venice International University, Italy; and a Bachelor Degree in Economics cum laude from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


Breno Pietracci, Julia Paltseva, Steve Schwartzman, Ruben Lubowski. Financial Opportunities for Brazil from Reducing Deforestation in the Amazon. Amazônia 2030, 2022.