Wednesday, 24th November 2021 | 14:30 – 15:45 GMT | 15:30 – 16:45 CET
In Ireland, the transport sector accounts for over 40% of CO2 emissions. The Irish Government has set an emissions reduction target of 51% by 2030. This target will be considerably challenging for the Irish transport sector.
According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), of all European direct CO2 emissions from fuel combustion, transportation accounts for 24%. Therefore, decarbonising the transport sector is a key element if we are to achieve the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 °C.
Brazil is the second largest producer of biofuels in the world and has the largest fleet of “flex fuel” vehicles. For over 50 years now, cars in Brazil have been powered by sustainable biofuels that not only mitigate climate change, but also promote economic growth, social inclusion and public health benefits.
Join the session to discuss the best strategies to reduce the carbon footprint of the Irish transport sector, with panellists from Brazil, Ireland and Sweden.
Organised by the Embassy of Brazil in Ireland and Apex-Brasil in partnership with the Irish Bioenergy Association.