Brazil to cut carbon emissions by 37% in 2030: study

12:07, June 18, 2010      

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Brazil could reduce gross greenhouse gas emissions by up to 37 percent by 2030 without affecting economic growth, according to a World Bank study released here on Thursday.

The report, entitled "The Brazil Low Carbon Study," said the emission cut would be an equivalent of taking all cars in the world out of service for three years.

"This study joins a list of others proving Brazil's potential," Minister of Environment Izabella Teixeira said of the study.

She added that the level of carbon emissions targeted in the report is part of the commitment made by the government of President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva at the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December.

"Brazil is a world leader in negotiations concerning the climate issue, with one of the cleanest energy matrixes and offering constructive and creative solutions nationally and globally, as evidenced by our voluntary commitment to reducing emissions between 36.1 and 38.9 percent by 2020," the minister said.

About 40 percent of Brazil's carbon emissions come from deforestation, Teixeira said. The contributions of agricultural and livestock production, and changes in land use would account for majority of the emissions.

She said Brazil has a great opportunity to reduce emissions, mainly in such areas as changes in land use because the country has a huge potential in agriculture, energy, transport and waste management.

Source: Xinhua


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