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UNICA's event in Brussels - November 2014

Think Energy.Think Brazil. Perspectives on the 2030 Energy and Climate Package


In the beginning of 2014, the European Commission published the 2030 Energy and Climate Package, which set the policy framework for climate and energy in the period from 2020 to 2030. The communication proposed two targets: a greenhouse gas emission reduction target of 40% and a EU-wide target for the use of renewable energy of at least 27%. The European Council of October 2014, endorsed these two targets and added a third pillar to the Commission’s policy framework, by recommending an energy efficiency target of at least 27% by 2030. Moreover, the European Council invited the Commission to further examine instruments to extend the promotion of emission’s reduction in the transport sector post-2020. In this context, the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA), in partnership with Apex-Brasil organized an event to discuss possible alternatives for the EU road transport in the 2030 policy framework. The ​event focused ​on ​the ​amount ​of ​transport ​emissions ​that ​the ​EU ​will ​face ​in ​2030 ​in ​the ​absence ​of ​any ​reduction ​target ​for ​the ​sector ​and ​the ​health ​benefit ​of ​using ​ethanol. ​Read the programme of the event here.

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Welcome remarks and introduction by Elizabeth Farina, CEO, Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association


                 GHG emissions from road transport: where the EU will stand in 2030?, Ausilio Bauen and Adam Chase,                                     Directors, E4Tech

                 Contributions of ethanol to public healthPaulo Hilário Nascimento Saldiva, Professor of Medicine and                                   Chair of the Department of Pathology of the University of São Paulo (USP)

                Why the EU should keep the fuels decarbonisation target post-2020?Nuša UrbancicProgram                                                     Manager Fuels, Transport&Environment (T&E) 


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Decarbonising transport: This is the time to get it right*

The European Parliament will soon vote on the recast of the renewables directive (RED II). One of the most effective solutions available today to decrease carbon emissions in transport is the use of sustainable biofuels. The European Parliament needs to make sure that we harness solutions that can tackle climate change in the short-term. Sustainable bioenergy, particularly sugarcane ethanol, is one of those options.

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