International Conference on Biofuels: Biofuels as a driving force of sustainable development

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The International Conference on Biofuels: Biofuels as a driving force of sustainable development was an event convened by the Brazilian government, in São Paulo, Brazil, 17-21 November 2008.

The conference had a comprehensive agenda, addressing biofuels and their relation to energy security, climate change, land use change, life cycle analysis, food security, income generation, ecosystems, technology, trade, and socio-environmental standards.[1]

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  • Brazilian President Wants Europe to Invest in Biofuel in Africa, 24 November 2008, by Brazzil Magazine: Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva spoke in support of international cooperation at the closing of the International Conference on Biofuels, 21 November.
    • "We do not want European countries to dismantle their agricultural structure in order to plant sugarcane. We want them to invest in biofuel production in impoverished countries that have land available, such as the African countries." [2]
    • "[D]iversifying the means for energy production is a pressing need for wealthy and developing nations. This summit launched a discussion on regulations and technical parameters. The world must allow for biofuels to turn into a commodity, so that they can be produced and exported to a greater number of countries."[3]


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