THE CENTER FOR STRATEGIES IN NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENERGY

WHAT IS CERNE?

"CERNE is a think-tank focused on the design, discussion and implementation of public and private strategies for the sustainable use of natural and energy resources of the Northeast of Brazil."

OUR MISSION

To promote the coordination with the various institutional entities, (academic, scientific, business and governmental organizations) concerned with social and economic exploitation, conservation, planning and development of natural resources and energy sources through the optimization, efficiency and, above all, sustainability of activities relevant to them, to ensure its proper use for the benefit of future generations.

HOW DOES CERNE DO THAT?

By monitoring (sectoral information) and supporting (with institutional, regulatory and business intelligence) the activities related to the production chains involving natural resources (water, minerals, land and climate) and energy sources (both conventional and renewable), as well as the resulting multi-sectoral structural designs (infrastructure, logistics, training, communities) aiming at the sustainable consolidation of an attractive, secure environment for investment and operations, social projects and political actions.

WHO ARE CERNE’S MEMBERS?

CERNE’S sponsors are members divided into two categories: members of local corporate unions such as SEERN* and SIPETRO** (both operators, investors and suppliers of the energy and natural resources sectors) in activity in Rio Grande do Norte state – originally; other corporations, business conglomerates, entrepreneurs with direct or indirect role in the energy and natural resources sectors with interests and operations in the Northern-Northeastern Region of Brazil (states of Rio Grande do Norte, Ceará, Piauí, Paraíba, Pernambuco and Maranhão), and suppliers who provide services and technical and specialized expertise mainly dedicated to entrepreneurs of the energy and natural resources segments.

IN WHICH PROJECTS HAS CERNE BEEN WORKING?

Most of CERNE’s projects tend to be multi-sectoral, as they assess cross-cutting issues affecting the investment environment or the operational scene. From transmission line systems to port terminals, road improvements, taxes, public services tariffs, community interactions, training initiatives and sectorial data and GIS information, CERNE has been around since 2010 addressing the critical issues that usually arise from the development or growth of economic activities of complex sectors such as power generation, oil and gas, mining, irrigation and urban planning, with a specific view and knowledge of our regions of analysis. Many of these projects or task forces are proposed by the sponsors, as issues of common interest for their relevant sectors. They may then become multi-participant projects or studies, or simply enter the regular work agenda to be executed by CERNE’s team. CERNE also stands as a unified voice regarding critical regional issues before public authorities, regional leaderships and local communities, as well as it serves as the eyes and ears in the region for its cooperative national entities such as ABEEÓLICA, ABSOLAR, ABVE, IBP, ACBr among others. CERNE’s work is concentrated geographically. Thus, if your interest, investment or project is located in the states of Rio Grande do Norte, Ceará, Piauí, Paraíba, Pernambuco and Maranhão, you know how critical it is to “be local”, and understand the peculiarities and specificities of the region. On the other hand, CERNE is active in a cross-cutting approach, leaving the opportunity for the extremely positive exchange of precedents, strategies and solutions among similar (sometimes even different) sectors. Recognizing and working directly with local peculiarities and relevant industries as different as renewable energy, mining and salt, oil and gas, aquaculture, agriculture and sustainable urban development, among others, provides for common analysis ground, weighted institutional strength and varied technical capacity to make things happen for real, working at all levels of government, parliaments, social movements, local business and social leaders, experts and academics. National sector organizations, centers of excellence and academic institutions also work together with CERNE through cooperation agreements on specific interests.

WHY BEING A SPONSOR?

CERNE’s work is concentrated geographically. Thus, if your interest, investment or project is located in the states of Rio Grande do Norte, Ceará, Piauí, Paraíba, Pernambuco and Maranhão, you know how critical it is to “be local”, and understand the peculiarities and specificities of the region. On the other hand, CERNE is active in a cross-cutting approach, leaving the opportunity for the extremely positive exchange of precedents, strategies and solutions among similar (sometimes even different) sectors. Recognizing and working directly with local peculiarities and relevant industries as different as renewable energy, mining and salt, oil and gas, aquaculture, agriculture and sustainable urban development, among others, provides for common analysis ground, weighted institutional strength and varied technical capacity to make things happen for real, working at all levels of government, parliaments, social movements, local business and social leaders, experts and academics. National sector organizations, centers of excellence and academic institutions also work together with CERNE through cooperation agreements on specific interests.

WHICH COMPANIES AND ENTITIE ARE ALREADY AFFILIATED?

CPFL
Voltalia
Petrobras
Wobben Enercon
Serveng
Alubar
Eletrobras
Serveng
Martifer Santander
EdP
Inova
Ecocil
Cortez
COPEL
Iberdrola
Neoenergia
Multiner
Pacific Hydro
Enel Green Power
Contour Global
Cubico
Brookfield
Rialma
CRNBio
Renova
among others.

HOW TO PROCEED TO THE MEMBERSHIP OF MY COMPANY?

To integrate CERNE as sponsor, the company shall simply fill out and sign the Term of Membership, then sent to headquarters, physically, to the attention of the Secretary General together with the following documentation (which basically serves to attest to that the person signing is legitimate to represent the company): (1) Company Constitutive Acts, (2) Minutes of Meeting of the Board of Directors that elected theBoard and (3) personal documentation (ID and CPF) of authorized representative that signs the Membership Term.

Entrepreneur Sponsor fixed contribution:
R$ 7,500.00
per quarter

Members Maintainers Suppliers:
Annual Sales equal/above
R$ 100,000,000.00
R$ 7,500.00 per quarter
Annual Sales under
R$ 100,000,000.00
R$ 5,200.00 per quarter