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UNICA’S event in Brussels – March 2013

 “A Brazilian Perspective on the EU transition to more Sustainable Biofuels”

Wednesday, 6th March 2013 – Brussels, Belgium

As the European Union proposes to revise its policy on biofuels, this event looked at the potential role that Brazil, the world’s second largest ethanol producer, can play in delivering truly sustainable biofuels to Europe. With the objective of offering a fruitful contribution to the debate on the future role of biofuels in Europe, the event identified the dynamics of the Brazilian sugarcane ethanol production regarding land use and sugar supply. It also discussed the measures proposed by the European Commission in light of the EU commitments under the World Trade Organization Agreements.

Please find below the links to download the presentations:

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

Opening speech by H.E Ricardo Neiva Tavares, Ambassador, Brazilian Mission to the European Union


Impact of the EU biofuels policy on Brazilian land use dynamic and food prices, André Nassar, Director, Brazilian Institute for International Trade Negotiations (ICONE).
Potential impacts of the EC proposal on developing and least developed countries seeking participation in the global biofuels market, Henrique Pacini, Economic Affairs Officer, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
Looking at the compatibility of the proposed EU biofuels Directive with the WTO rules, Jung-ui Sul, Associate lawyer, Sidley Austin.