During the Global Carbon Market Congress, the MCTI minister spoke about the opportunities created to promote sustainability combined with digital transformation and innovation
The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Paulo Alvim, was present at the Plenary of the Congress on Global Carbon Market – Decarbonization & Green Investments, promoted by Banco do Brasil and Petrobras, and held at the Environment Museum, in Rio de Janeiro . Marked by high-level discussions on decarbonization and green investments, the meeting was supported by the Ministry of the Environment and the Central Bank.
During the plenary session led by the Minister of the Environment, Joaquim Leite, with the participation of the Minister of Infrastructure, Marcelo Sampaio, Minister Paulo Alvim pointed out that the choice of the venue for the event is emblematic and shows how the country values science. “Brazil already practices a green economy and is showing the world how to make sustainable production,” he said. “We left a food importing country to feed 800 million people on the planet, with the challenge of feeding half of the world's population by 2050. We will not do this without science, technology and sustainable development”.
The minister announced that the MCTI is preparing public calls for entrepreneurs with economic subsidy and support for researchers in the field of fuels and green hydrogen, worth more than R$ 100 million, to be launched soon. According to the minister, Brazil's good practices in sustainable development need to be seen and disseminated.
“This year we invested more than R$ 2 billion in science and technology. This government believes and makes it happen in the area of Science”, he recalled. “Sustainability, digital transformation and innovation turn into opportunities. This event is the basis for it to flow. Without investment, we cannot advance. Without the entrepreneurial capacity, this becomes speech. We have to have attitude and the government's commitment is this: attitude”.