Biofuture Summit 2017, a message to COP23
On 24 and 25 October in Sao Paulo, the Biofuture Summit 2017, government, businesspeople and researchers of twenty countries will discuss the best ways to create a large-scale, sustainable and low-carbon bio-economy in the world.
The expectation is that the discussions of the Sao Paulo Summit will lead to a ‘Biofuture Statement’ to be submitted for endorsement during COP23, the international meeting on climate change that will take place in November in Germany.
The statement will propose na increase in the participation of bioenergy, biofuels and advanced bioproducts as an alternative to fossil fuels, to help mitigate the harmful effects of greenhouse gas emissions.
One of the highlights of the 2014 Biofuture Summit will be RenovaBio, a program that proposes an innovative policy for low carbon biofuels being developed by the Brazilian government. Similar programs and policies implemented by the USA, India, Canada, the United Kingdom and Italy, among others, will also be presented and debated.
The Sao Paulo summit is the first meeting of the Platform for Biofuture, an international initiative currently coordinated by the Brazilian government. It follows the commitments established in Rio + 20, the Sustainable Development Objectives (ODS) and the Paris Agreement.
Delegates of the following countries will participate at the meeting: Brazil, Argentina, Canada, China, Denmark, Egypt, United States, Philippines, Finland, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Morocco, Mozambique, Netherlands The Netherlands, Paraguay, the United Kingdom, Sweden and Uruguay.