On 11 August 2021 the Brazilian partner of Climate Transparency, Centro Clima, organised an online event, which has been joined by the representatives of the national government, NGOs, business, think tanks, academia and the private sector. During the event, main findings of the “Why electric mobility should be treated as the main instrument of transport climate policy in the next rounds of the Brazilian NDC” policy paper were presented. Afterwards, speakers and participants discussed main barriers of the transition and possible instruments to overcome them.
Key aspects that have been identified with stakeholders include:
– Brazil has already established a clear policy direction for the biofuels industry and high-capacity transport infrastructure. However, little has been done to develop the electric vehicle (EV) market in the country;
– While biofuels face an increasingly dominant position of EVs among major global players, large infrastructure projects related to high-capacity transport modes must deal with the severe and persistent economic crisis in Brazil;
– Over the next 15 years, Brazil must treat the EV market as a clear national policy instrument to improve the transport sector’s capacity to deal with economic uncertainty and instability.
Why electric mobility should be treated as the main instrument of transport climate policy in the next rounds of the Brazilian NDC