OPINION: Any doubts that Jean Paul Prates was keen to implement a greener agenda as chief executive of Petrobras were dispelled soon after he took the reins of the state-controlled company.

In his first public appearance since being confirmed as chief executive, the former Brazil’s Workers’ Party (PT) senator attended a conference focused on energy innovation and sustainability, highlighting that Petrobras will increase investments and be more proactive in helping to develop cleaner energy sources.