Funded by the European Union

LOW CARBON BUSINESS ACTION IN BRAZIL

The project Low Carbon Business Action is a European-funded initiative that aims at engaging Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) from Brazil and from 28 Member States in Europe promoting the exchange of innovative experiences, supporting companies into their transition to low carbon technologies and resource efficient processes within the Action's target sub-sectors and related areas, which mostly contribute to the Brazilian emissions of Greenhouse Gases (GHG)

OBJECTIVES

  • Promote the sustainable transition of SMEs to low carbon technologies and resource-efficient processes
  • Internationalize EU SMEs and support innovation, competitiveness and environment and economic sustainability of local counterparts
  • Support national low carbon emission strategies for tackling climate change
  • Expand emerging companies and create new ones in the low carbon technology sector, including equipment producers and service providers

LOW CARBON SECTORS

Some sectors are responsible for the major part of greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions in Brazil. Many European companies have innovated in the development of environment-friendly technology, green solutions and processes. Low Carbon Business Action in Brazil fosters the competitiveness and sustainability of Brazilian SMEs in the following areas:

  • Low Carbon Agriculture and Forestry Activities
  • Renewable Energy Production and Consumption
  • Industrial Processes & Energy Efficiency in Industry
  • Waste Management & Biogas
  • Energy Efficiency in the Building Industry
AGRICULTURE & FORESTRY ACTIVITIES
RENEWABLE ENERGY
INDUSTRIAL PROCESSES
WASTE MANAGEMENT & BIOGAS
ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN THE BUILDING INDUSTRY

INSTITUTIONAL NETWORK

Low Carbon Business Action in Brazil is implemented with the support of Brazilian and EU institutions that form its Project Steering Committee .

Other organizations, business intermediaries and sector representations may also register as partners and benefit from the Action.


AT A GLANCE

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PROJECT INFORMATION

Name: Low Carbon Business Action in Brazil
Duration: 24 months, September 2017 to September 2019
Contracting Authority:  European Union (EU)
Implementation: Consortium – Idom Consulting (Spain) – GIZ (Germany)

PROJECT STEERING COMMITTEE

CNA - National Confederation of Agriculture

CNI - National Confederation of Industry

CEBDS - Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development

EU DG Clima - EU Directorate General for Climate Action

EU DG Growth - EU Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

FEBRABAN - Brazilian Federation of Banks

MDIC - Ministry of Development, Industry and Trade

MMA - Ministry of Environment

SEBRAE - Brazilian Service in Support to Micro and Small Entrepreneurs

The Low Carbon Business Action in Brazil project team

Mercedes Blazquez - Team Leader  m.blazquez@lowcarbonbrazil.com.br
Albert Baño - Project Advisor  albert.bano@lowcarbonbrazil.com.br
Adrian Enciso - Project Advisor  adrian.enciso@lowcarbonbrazil.com.br