By Ben Geman - 08/14/13 02:59 PM EDT
Brazil is also a member of the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate, a multilateral gathering that brings together the world’s largest greenhouse gas producers.
President Obama’s second-term climate plan calls for stepped-up collaboration through the group on energy efficiency.
The Energy secretary’s trip to South America also includes a visit to Paraguay. Moniz is leading the U.S. presidential delegation there for the inauguration of President-elect Horacio Manuel Cartes Jara on Aug. 15.
—This post was updated at 11:09 a.m.