Ministerial Roundtable featuring Brazilian Minister of Environment Ricardo Salles
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
1615 H Street NW Washington
, DC 20062
Brazil's Minister of Environment Ricardo Salles visited the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to discuss the country’s environmental framework and opportunities for international collaboration. He spoke on issues related to agriculture, infrastructure and other important sectors. The discussion began with a closed-door chat between the delegation and the Chamber's Global Resource Sustainability Task Force and the Brazil - U.S. Business Council before the 2PM session with members commenced. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce will be working closely with the Brazilian government on a series of dialogues to encourage sustainable development and economic growth in the country.
Ricardo Salles is a Brazilian politician, and member of the NOVO political party. Salles previously served as secretary to former São Paulo Governor Geraldo Alckmin. He also served as Secretary of the Environment for the State of São Paulo. In 2019, President Jair Bolsonaro named him Minister of Environment of the Federative Republic of Brazil. He received his law degree from the Mackenzie Presbyterian University, did postgraduate studies at the universities of Coimbra and Lisbon, and studied business administration at the Fundação Getúlio Vargas.