Brazilian Ideas on Global Renewable Energy Governance

  • Sybille Roehrkasten


This chapter presents the Brazilian government’s action and ideas on global renewable energy governance. Brazil has one of the worldwide highest shares of energy generated from renewable sources. Next to the high rate of hydropower utilized in its electricity supply, this is due to the widespread use of bioenergy. The Brazilian government has been a pioneer in the worldwide promotion of biofuels. It had already begun to substitute oil for ethanol in the 1970s. Its initiatives in the realm of global renewable energy governance have been concentrated on biofuels. From 2006 to 2010, biofuels were a priority issue of Brazilian foreign policy and the government engaged in highly visible ethanol diplomacy.


Renewable Energy World Trade Organization Biofuel Production International Standardization Organization Sustainability Criterion 
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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sybille Roehrkasten
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  1. 1.PotsdamGermany

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