Brazil - Opportunities in the Climate and Water Sectors
Brazil has some of the highest water availability in the world, but is unfortunately hindered by outdated WASH infrastructure. There is a huge need to accelerate access to water and sanitation across the country. This session will showcase some of the exciting current opportunities for UK expertise across water infrastructure and technology.
Brazil has some of the highest water availability in the world, but is unfortunately hindered by outdated WASH infrastructure. There is a huge need to accelerate access to water and sanitation across the country. Factors such as climate change, environmental degradation, poor urban planning, the mismanagement of resources and a lack of maintenance on existing on pre-existing infrastructure all continue to negatively impact the development of the state – and the socio-economic needs of its population.
Brazil is one of the four largest recipients of International Climate Financing in over 20 programmes, incentivising investment and the emergence of energy-efficient and sustainable technologies. Brazil plays a key role as a G20 member and home to 60% of the Amazon rainforest. During COP26, Brazil worked with the UK to help create and implement the Glasgow Climate Pact, committing to halving its GHG emissions by 2030 and has over 14 states, 40 cities and 200 businesses pledged to support the Race to Zero campaign.
The implementation of these commitments is now critical, and this session will explore some of the continuous efforts and opportunities in Brazil’s water sector to underpin the Paris Accords while ensuring access to water and sanitation for all.
The United Kingdom and Brazil have strong and deepening bilateral and commercial ties as they continue to work as strategic partners. In this session, we will hear from the UK Department for Business and Trade based at the British Embassy in São Paulo to help promote some of the exciting current opportunities for UK expertise across water infrastructure and technology.
Join us as we delve into current opportunities that the water sector in Brazil presents for UK expertise.