Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson led a delegation August 15 to Rio de Janeiro to establish the U.S.-Brazil Joint Initiative on Urban Sustainability. Rio is preparing $200 billion in infrastructure developments in preparation for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics, and the institute aims to make the investments economically and environmentally sound. On August 17, Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Poneman launched the U.S.-Brazil Strategic Energy Dialogue, and the world’s two largest ethanol producers will work together to build a larger global market for biofuels.