How will Brazil contribute to the Paris Agreement’s mitigation goals? Which roles will play agriculture, forestry, land use, biofuels, electrifications of vehicles, carbon capture and storage?
On May 31, 2018, researcher Roberto Schaeffer (Energy Planning Program, COPPE, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro), explored Brazil’s role in global efforts to address climate change during the CMCC webinar Ratcheting up Brazil´s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC): a consistent roadmap towards the global objective of a 1.5° or 2° C world”.
Relying on both COFFEE (global) and BLUES (national) Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs) to produce emissions scenarios for Brazil for the 2010-2050 period, Schaeffer presented different mitigation scenarios pinpointing the key interplay between the AFOLU (Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use) and the energy sectors while suggesting that trade-offs between land-based mitigation and biofuels production are likely to present challenges.
What stands out is the role to be played by BECCS (Bio-Energy with Carbon Capture and Storage) and biofuels, and the electrification of the light-duty vehicle (LDV) fleet.

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Download the webinar presentation (pdf) by R. Schaeffer.