Brazilian governors met, this Thursday (4), with Prince Charles, in Glasgow, Scotland, where the 26th United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP26) takes place. In an interview with CNN, after the meeting, the governor of Espírito Santo, Renato Casagrande (PSB), spoke about the financial opportunities that the bioeconomy can bring to Brazil.
In today’s debates, clean energy was the focus of the conference. Accelerating the transition from fossil fuels to renewable and affordable energy for countries was at the heart of a commitment made by several countries.
Casagrande highlighted that the energy transition will bring opportunities for people and growth to Brazil. The subject was discussed in the meeting with the heir to the British throne.
“An important meeting, because Prince Charles is an activist, activist for this cause, and he is raising funds so that governments can make commitments. We came here to present the consortium to him, to say that many governors are involved in a carbon neutralization plan. We have seen that the federal government has moved away from this issue in the last three years, a theme of preserving the planet, which today is an economic opportunity”, said the governor.
To CNN, Renato Casagrande stated that the commitments made by Brazil at COP26 are positive, but that “everyone wants to know what the plan is, in practice, what will be done in concrete”.
“This is the expectation in the international community, especially our expectation, from the Brazilians. Brazil can gain a lot with investment in the bioeconomy, in renewable energy, there is a long path that we can take and it is important that society covers it”, he said.
Reference: CNN Brasil