Latin America (Belo Horizonte, Brazil – October 17-18, 2007)

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The Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels held its first Regional Stakeholder Meeting during the EcoLatina conference in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on October 17-18, 2007. About 45 participants from industry, NGOs, governments, and academia discussed the Roundtable’s draft sustainability principles and how biofuels should be developed sustainably in Latin America. The meeting summary and presentations can be downloaded below.

Meeting summary and list of participants (in English)
Relatório Resumido e lista com os participantes (em português)
Informe Resumen y lista de participantes (en español)


Biofuels’ Definition and Market Potential
Mozart de Queiroz, Petrobras
Isabel Dias, Polo Nacional de Biocombustíveis, University of Sao Paulo

The Potential Social and Economic Impacts of Biofuels’ Production
Martina Otto, UN Environment Programme (PNUMA)
Delcio Rodrigues, Instituto Ekös Brasil

Charlotte Opal, RSB. Mesa-Redonda Sobre Biocarburantes Durables (en español)