Focal Point
Ambassador Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado,
Director-General of the Department for the Environment and Special Affairs
Ministry of External Relations

Brazil as Host Country for Rio+20

To view the Host Country page, please click here.
Side Events at Rio+20

Green economy Practices/Policies/Initiatives in Brazil
  • Bolsa Floresta (The Forest Conservation Grant Fund)
    The Bolsa Floresta rewards traditional communities for their commitment to stop deforestation by distributing payments for ecosystem services to families, communities, and family associations.
  • Eco-oil Programme
    Through a practical solution and via successful partnerships, the Eco-oil Programme is a replicable example of cooking oil waste management with impact.
  • National Plan on Climate Change
    In 2008 the President initiated Brazil's National Plan on Climate Change.
  • Sao Paulo Climate Change Policy (Sao Paulo City)
    In 2009, the Sao Paulo city council approved a law specifying greenhouse gas reduction. The policy aims to reduce Sao Paulo's citywide greenhouse gas emissions by 30% of 2005 levels by 2012. Improvements of the air quality, reductions in greenhouse gas emissions are expected.
  • Solar energy legislation
    The experience of Belo Horizonte ? Minas Gerais (MG) in drafting laws on the use of solar heaters and its participation in the Sustainable Construction Policies (PoliCS) project demonstrates the role of local governments in promoting renewable energies and sustainable policies.
  • Sustainable Urban Planning (Curitiba City)
    After Master Plan for Curitiba was adopted in 1968, Brazilian Curitiba city has implemented several innovative systems to create jobs, improve public transportation accessibility, promote housing development, and improve waste management.
  • The Bandeirantes Landfill Gas to Energy Project
    São Paulo, like many cities around the world, was confronted with a solid waste management issue: the city landfill was releasing methane, a potent greenhouse gas, into the atmosphere.
  • The Renewable Energy Reference Centre
    The City of Betim established the first Renewable Energy Reference Centre (CRER) through the Local Renewable Network in Brazil.
  • Rio+20: The Conference - Briefing on logistics by the Government of Brazil
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