TITLE

THE BRAZILIAN EXPERIENCE IN BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE AND COMPETITIVE BIOFUEL INDUSTRY

AUTHOR(S)
CALFUCOY, PAULINA
PUB. DATE
September 2012
SOURCE
Wisconsin International Law Journal;Fall2012, Vol. 30 Issue 3, p558
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Growing concerns about climate change have prompted developed countries to adopt policies to improve the sustainability of their transport sector. Among these, the introduction of Biofuels seems to be a viable possibility in the short term to replace gasoline and diesel. However, some nongovernmental organizations and academics have questioned environmental and social sustainability of biofuels. It is stated that current biofuel production processes do not always meet the expected net lifetime GHG emission rate or cost-performance targets, and certain conventional biofuels have been criticized for causing deforestation and adding pressure on agricultural land that is needed for food production. Among the countries in the global south, the Brazilian experience is an interesting case study that can contribute to our understanding of the processes of building domestic policies in developing countries to complement international sustainability standards for road transportation fuels. This article, will describe the Brazilian pathway to increased sustainability in the biofuel industry, which is characterized by a close cooperation between the state and the private sector in the domestic and international realm to conduct promotion policies.
ACCESSION #
86412667

 

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