Imperial College London

Dr Alexandre Koberle

Faculty of Natural SciencesThe Grantham Institute for Climate Change

Research Associate in Mitigation Technologies







Sherfield BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Dr Alexandre Köberle is a Research Associate at the Grantham Institute at Imperial College London. His research focuses on long-term scenarios of socio-environmental change, with special focus on the energy-land-climate nexus to assess potential trade-offs and synergies for concurrent achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). His interdisciplinary work uses energy systems and land use models at national, regional and global scales to investigate potential interlinkages between multiple policy objectives spanning energy use, climate action, agriculture, and nature conservation.

Before joining Imperial College, Dr Köberle was at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and he continues participation in projects begun there, including the ongoing CD-LINKS and COMMIT international projects. At Imperial, he is currently adding to the development of the TIAM-Grantham model through the implementation of the agricultural and land use sectors to better represent land-energy interactions. Dr Köberle is a Lead Author in UNEP’s 6th Global Environment Outlook (GEO6), a Contributing Author on UNEP’s Gap Report, and a Lead Author for the IPCC’s 6th Assessment Report.

He has published on a variety of topics involving energy, climate mitigation, climate policy, local air pollution, regional energy integration, land use and deforestation in Brazil and Latin America, bioenergy, global solar potential, energy access, and investment cost of large energy projects.

Dr Köberle holds a DSc in Energy Planning from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a Master’s degree cum laude in Environment and Resource Management from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and a BSc in Plant Biology and Ecology from the University of California, Davis.




Lucena AFP, Hejazi M, Vasquez-Arroyo E, et al., 2018, Interactions between climate change mitigation and adaptation: The case of hydropower in Brazil, Energy, Vol:164, ISSN:0360-5442, Pages:1161-1177

, 2018, Are conventional energy megaprojects competitive? Suboptimal decisions related to cost overruns in Brazil, Energy Policy, Vol:122, ISSN:0301-4215, Pages:689-700

Rochedo PRR, Soares-Filho B, Schaeffer R, et al., 2018, The threat of political bargaining to climate mitigation in Brazil, Nature Climate Change, Vol:8, ISSN:1758-678X, Pages:695-+

Oshiro K, 2018, Coupling national and global models to explore policy impacts of NDCs, Energy Policy, Vol:118, ISSN:0301-4215, Pages:462-473

Portugal-Pereira J, Koberle A, Lucena AFP, et al., 2018, Interactions between global climate change strategies and local air pollution: lessons learnt from the expansion of the power sector in Brazil, Climatic Change, Vol:148, ISSN:0165-0009, Pages:293-309

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