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The government of Brazil and GIZ cooperate to implement Brazil’s international climate commitment, the so-called Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) in the transport sector. Transport is responsible for more than half of Brazil’s fossil fuel consumption as well as for 46% of the energy sector´s GHG. The country wants to reduce its GHG emissions by 43% until 2030, considering 2005 as baseline year. To contribute to that target in the transport sector, Brazil intends to further promote efficiency measures (e.g. in regard to biofuels), and has the ambition to improve infrastructure for transport and public transportation in urban areas.

The Brazilian vehicle fleet (including cars, motorcycles, commercial light vehicles, trucks and buses) reached more than 50 million in the last years with upwards tendency. This condition is reflected in the elevated share of road based modes in urban trips, mainly individual ones.  To tackle inefficiency, improve urban mobility and reduce emissions, GIZ on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Federal Ministry for the Environment Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) cooperates with the Brazilian government through the German-Brazilian project promoting electromobility and the Climate-Neutral Alternative Fuels project.

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