Contributions of Public Policies to Greening Sugarcane Ethanol Production in Brazil

Issa Ibrahim Berchin, Sthefanie Aguiar Da Silva, Pierre Bocquillon, Vitória Haendchen Fornasari, Larissa Pereira Cipoli Ribeiro, João Marcelo Pereira Ribeiro, José Baltazar Salgueirinho Osório De Andrade Guerra

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The development of a green economy is key to achieve sustainable development. Investing in greening the energy sector contributes to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions while helping to develop a more resilient economy. Public policies have a role in driving the biofuel sector towards a more sustainable path, reducing its environmental footprint and enhancing its economic, environmental and social benefits. The aim of this study is to analyse how public policies can contribute to greening the ethanol sector in Brazil. To accomplish this objective, a review of the economic characteristics of the Brazilian ethanol sector was conducted, based on official documents and reports, policies and on scientific studies. Then, a review of Brazilian public policies was conduced to analyse how public polices influence the sustainable production of the Brazilian ethanol sector. Brazilian bioenergy policies have contributed to establish a green biofuel sector, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, enhancing the efficiency in sugarcane production, creating jobs and improving air quality in cities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTowards a Sustainable Bioeconomy: Principles, Challenges and Perspectives
EditorsWalter Leal Filho, Diana Mihaela Pociovălișteanu, Paulo Roberto Borges de Brito, Ismar Borges de Lima
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-73028-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-73027-1
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jan 2018

Publication series

NameWorld Sustainability Series
ISSN (Print)2199-7373
ISSN (Electronic)2199-7381

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