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Coupling sectors in Brazil to promote a green economy

Sector Coupling and Green Economy in Brazil

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  • Commissioning Party

    German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

  • Country
  • Lead executing agency


  • Overall term

    2023 to 2025

  • Products and expertise

    Sustainable infrastructure: water, energy, transport


Urban transport and industrial processes in Brazil today account for 65 per cent of all energy consumption in the country. Yet transport only consumed 21.5 per cent and industry 62 per cent of all renewable energy generated in the country in 2022. This is despite the fact that Brazil has one of the largest shares of renewable energy worldwide. Therefore, bringing together these consumption segments with the renewable electricity generation segment offers enormous decarbonisation potential for Brazil and could transform it into one of the greenest and most competitive economies in the world.

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Brazil’s urban transport and industry are more climate-neutral, environmentally friendly and socially just.


The project develops solutions for the electrification of urban transport as well as the electrification of Brazil’s industry. It cooperates with relevant actors from the transport segment to prove the benefits of climate-sensitive mobility solutions on three areas: public passenger, urban cleaning and urban delivery. For example, the project provides advice on the development of digital tools & innovations and on how to develop business models to improve the economic feasibility of urban public transport.

It also cooperates with relevant actors from the industry to demonstrate the advantages of substituting fossil fuels for electricity in industrial processes. Among other things, the project also provides advice on identifying the most suitable industry segments and processes for implementing the project aims and on testing electrification concepts in selected industries, for example by using heat pumps.

All project activities are coordinated in partnership with the Ministry of Mines and Energy.

Last update: August 2023

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