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Photo: ©2016 COP22 MOROCCO

In the margins of the Climate Conference (COP22), in Marrakech, a coalition of 20 countries, interested in the clean energy and bioeconomy fields, announced the launching of the Biofuture Platform. Brazil, the original proposer of the initiative, was chosen to initially coordinate the implementation of the Platform.

The Biofuture Platform encompasses some of the most relevant countries in terms of market and innovation in advanced biofuels and biomaterials. The list of participant countries includes Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Morocco, Mozambique, Netherlands, Paraguay, Philippines, Sweden, United States of America, United Kingdom and Uruguay.

The event was opened by the Minister of the Environment, José Sarney Filho, and by the Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply, Blairo Maggi. It was attended by high-level authorities of the Biofuture Platform partner countries and international organizations (among them, FAO and UNCTAD), in addition to private sector associations.

The Biofuture Platform follows-up the commitments established by Rio+20, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement. The initiative represents a new collective effort to accelerate development and deployment of advanced biofuels, in the most diverse sectors, as sustainable alternatives to fossil fuels.

The full release statement and additional information are available at http://www.biofutureplatform.org/.

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