Type
General Knowledge
Author
Patrícia Helena Gambogi Boson, Representative of CNT in the National Environmental Council (Conama)
Organization
International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC - IG) Poverty Practice, Bureau for Development Policy, UNDP
Published in
2012
Submitted by
melinda matyas
Related theme(s)
Environment & Climate Change
Region
Latin America and Caribbean (LAC)
Country
All Countries

Road Transport and Climate Change in Brazil

A discussion of road transportation in Brazil is of significance in the context of climate change due to its status as the second largest contributor to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, about 7 to 9 per cent of the national total , and its responsibility for 90 per cent of the diesel oil consumed in the transport sector, or 80 per cent of total domestic consumption.
The characteristics of the Brazilian transport matrix further emphasise the relevance of the road transport sector in environmental discussions, and its implications for climate change issues.