The Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil) acts on two fronts in pursuit of sustainable development.
On the national level, it encourages local enterprises and business associations to seek social and environmental business sustainability through the development of new technologies and innovative designs.
On the international front, Apex-Brasil works to attract foreign direct investments (FDI) to strategic production chains, notably those of renewable energies and environmental solutions (smart grids and technologies for the adequate management of solid waste, including e-waste from obsolete technologies); biosciences; oil & gas and semiconductors and displays, besides the aerospace industry.
FDI ensures the arrival of new technologies to Brazil, enabling the country to advance in the field of sustainable development and to consolidate as a platform for low carbon technology industries.
Rio+20, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, presents a unique opportunity to assess the achieved outcomes and to engage governments, enterprises and the civil society to renew the political commitments related to the promotion of sustainable development and the eradication of poverty in the world, as well as the pursuit of new technologies that lead to the consolidation of the concept of green economy applied in industrial production.
For more information visit the Apex-Brasil website.