AmICUS - Advances in Cleaner Production School

The Advances in Cleaner Production Network (ACPN) gives cordial congratulations to all who successfully attended the International Advances in Cleaner Production School (AmICUS), an activity recognized by ACPN, which took place in december 15th, 2021 in Bertioga, Brazil.

We are extremely grateful to the invited speakers, specialists of international level, who provided their extensive knowledge and experiences enriching the professional profiles of the participants:

Dr. Luca Coscieme
Hot or Cool Institute - Germany

Dr. Tamara Fonseca
São Paulo State University - Brazil

Dr. Cecília M. V. B. Almeida
Paulista University - Brazil

Engineer Fernando Poyatos Joyce
Secretary of the Environment of Bertioga City Hall

M.Sc Federico Sulis
Paulista University - UNIP

We also express our great gratitude to all those who in some way have contributed to the planning and development of it.

To the Association of Bertioga Engineers, Architects and Agronomists (AEAAB), specially Engineer Rita de Cássia Espósito Poço dos Santos, for hosting the first part of AmICUS Bertioga.

To Bertioga City Hall, specially the Secretary of the Environment Engineer Fernando Poyatos Joyce for his kind reception, contribution in event's workshop and will to collaborate with future projects seeking sustainability of Bertioga.

To all students who attended both academic and recreational activities with a lot of responsibility and enthusiasm, especially to the Projeto Barco Escola team, led by Prof. Mylene Lyra, Bertioga City Hall's Fauna and Flora Sector.

Special thanks to the AmICUS' Organizing Committee of Paulista University which performed the event with perfection and dedication: Dr. Biagio F. Giannetti, Dr. Cecília M. V. B. Almeida, Dr. Feni Agostinho and Dr. Fábio Sevegnani.

A special and particular thanks to Dr. Biagio F. Giannetti, from Paulista University in Brazil, who has idealized the event with the Advances in Cleaner Production Network (ACPN). Special thanks are addressed to Prof. Dr. João Carlos Di Genio, the Rector of Universidade Paulista, Prof. Dr. Marília Ancona-Lopez, the Vice-Rector of Post-Graduation of Universidade Paulista, and to Prof. Dr. Marina Soligo, Main Coordinator of Post Graduation and Research of Universidade Paulista, for their unconditional support.

We say goodbye, reiterating our gratitude and desire to continue to promote such initiatives.

Advances in Cleaner Production Network

Advances in Cleaner Production School (AmICUS)

Post-docs, undergraduate and graduate students of any nationality or scientific background conducting research in Sustainable Production Systems are strongly encouraged to apply to the Advances in Cleaner Production School (AmICUS) at Bertioga, São Paulo, Brazil (December, 15th, 2021).

The course is free of charge. All expenses, transportation and maintenance, are borne by the participants. The course will follow all the prevention protocols of COVID-19.

The AmICUS aims to address the issue of sustainability in production and consumption systems under conceptual and practical viewpoints. Focus will be given to decision-making tools that can be employed by public institutions and private companies.


The goal of International School AmICUS is to provide opportunities for close interaction among students and leading experts Partner of Advances in Cleaner Production Network conductingcutting edge research in Sustainable Production Systems, as well as to stimulate interdisciplinary discussion about hot topics in Sustainability. To achieve this goal, the school's program was organized around a series of lectures and presentation of research projects by the participating students.



Chairman: Dr. Feni Agostinho
Professor of the Paulista University

09h30 to 09h45 - Opening Ceremony
Engineer Fernando Poyatos Joyce
Secretary of the Environment of Bertioga City Hall

Engineer Rita de Cássia Espósito Poço dos Santos
Professional Update Director of the Association of Bertioga Engineers, Architects and Agronomists

Prof. Biagio F. Giannetti
Global Director of Advances in Cleaner Production Network

09h45 to 09h50 - Official Picture

09h50 to 10h30 - Activity #1
Dr. Luca Coscieme - Title: Achieving 1.5-Degree Lifestyles: the Role of Institutions

10h30 to 11h00 - Activity #2
Dr. Tamara Fonseca - Title: Bioeconomy in the Atlantic Forest

11h00 to 12h00 - Activity #3

Workshop - Bertioga Zero Carbon

Engineer Fernando Poyatos Joyce
Secretary of the Environment of Bertioga City Hall

Dr Cecília M.V.B. de Almeida
Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Cleaner Production

Dr. Luca Coscieme
Research Program Manager in Hot or Cool Institute

And special participation of M.Sc Federico Sulis. The researcher Federico Sulis (Paulista University’s PhD student) collaborated with the italian province of Siena Carbon Neutral Project.

12h30 to 13h30
Confraternization Lunch

14h00 to 16h00 - Activity #4
Visit to the Mangrove Ecosystem - Support of Barco Escola Project



Associação dos Engenheiros, Arquitetos e Agrônomos de Bertioga (AEAAB) - [Website]
Rua Ayrton Senna da Silva, 141 - Bertioga, SP - CEP: 11250-000 [MAP]

About Bertioga

Bertioga City Hall Website

Bertioga is a Brazilian municipality of the state of São Paulo in the Baixada Santista. It is part of the Metropolitan Region of Baixada Santista.

The population is 64.723 (2020 est.) in an area of 490,15 km². Because it neighbors resort towns, its population fluctuates greatly with the seasons. The more northern parts are dense forests and are virtually unpopulated. The municipality was created in May 19, 1991. Prior to that it was a part of Santos.

The municipality contains the 9.312 hectares (23.010 acres) Restinga de Bertioga State Park, created in 2010 to protect an area of mangroves, restinga and dense rainforest. Its limits are Mogi das Cruzes, Biritiba-Mirim and Salesópolis in the north, São Sebastião in the east, Atlantic Ocean to the south with Ilha de Santo Amaro and Santos in the west.

Barco Escola Project

The project seeks to promote knowledge about local ecosystems, developing the feeling of discovery and belonging to the natural, cultural and historical city's heritage.

[click here] to watch a video that explains more the project