Survey shows that Brazilian companies have broken record for greenhouse gas emissions inventories
On September 17, starting at 2 pm, the Center for Sustainability Studies (FGVCes) at Fundação Getulio Vargas’ Sao Paulo School of Business Administration (FGV EAESP) will hold the 12th edition of the Annual Event of the Brazilian Greenhouse Gas Protocol Program.
In 2020, a record number of organizations with inventories (156 member companies), spanning a wide range of sectors of the Brazilian economy, will participate in the Annual Event. This number reflects the topic’s strategic importance at the country’s companies, which are continuing to monitor their emissions, even in a period of great difficulties.
At the event, the participants will debate the next challenges for a low-carbon economy, taking into account the new post-pandemic situation. In this context, the discussions will center on economic, scientific and communication challenges. The speakers will include Robert Stavins, a professor at Harvard University; Carlos Nobre, the president of the Brazilian Climate Change Panel; Monica de Bolle, an economist at Johns Hopkins University; and Daniela Chiaretti, a Valor Econômico journalist who specializes in the environment. The moderator will be Guarany Osório, the coordinator of FGVces’ Environmental Policy and Economics Program.
In addition to talks, the results of the greenhouse gas emission inventories of the organizations participating in the Brazilian GHG Protocol Program in the 2020 cycle will also be presented. Monitoring of greenhouse gas emissions is the first step for companies to manage their sources of emissions. Through analysis of this inventory, for example, it is possible to identify critical points and potential ways to reduce emissions by improving the efficiency of processes.
During the event, the results of an online survey of member companies on motivations and challenges in the processes of monitoring and publishing emissions data will also be presented. Among other information, this survey looked at the number of members that have emission reduction targets or that intend to start managing their emissions in the short term.
The Brazilian GHG Protocol Program was created in 2008 and adapted to Brazil’s circumstances by FGVces and the World Resources Institute (WRI), in partnership with the Environment Ministry, the Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development (CEBDS), the British Embassy in Brazil, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBSCD) and 27 founding companies. The program’s Public Emissions Registry is now the largest database of corporate inventories publicly available in Latin America.
The event will be free and broadcast on FGV’s official YouTube channel. To take part, sign up here.