Brazil is the world’s tenth largest consumer of electricity and now sits at the top table of users of this most precious commodity. In the past two decades, significant changes have occurred in the Brazilian electricity sector, striving to meet its ever-increasing needs for the 21st century, writes Mark Ekstrom.
The Brazilian biofuel business is booming with increasing demand domestically and internationally, but the repercussions of irrigation, agriculture, cattle herding on incremental deforestation are tremendous for global climate change. A more sustainable approach is needed, writes Martin Ross.
“The Future We Want” was the slogan for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development that took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Jun 20-22, 2012). On the first day of the high-level segment of the conference, three authoritative figures shared their views on sustainable development, the green economy and various other issues. The main [...]
In the UN “Year of Sustainability for All”, Brazil will host the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development from June 20-22 in Rio de Janeiro. The Rio+20 campaign for “The Future We Want” marks the 20th anniversary of the 1992 Earth Summit also held in Rio. This conference will address climate change and the challenges [...]