About EPC

EPC is a continuous business platform, whose goal is to mobilize, engage and involve corporate leaderships for managing and reducing GHG emissions, managing climate risks, and suggesting public policies and positive incentives in the context of climate change 10/12/2014
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In 2009, a significant group of Brazilian businesspeople willing to encourage a low-carbon economy in the country and help build a new sustainable development framework got together and created the Business for the Climate (EPC) Platform, a continuous Brazilian business platform for the transition towards a low-carbon economy.
 
Launched in partnership with The Prince of Wales Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change (CLG), and with the support of 27 Founding Companies, EPC currently counts with the participation of 36 Member Companies. Its goals are: mobilize, engage and involve corporate leaderships for managing and reducing GHG emissions, managing climate risks, and suggesting public policies and positive incentives in the context of climate change.
 

Considered the next step after Brazil GHG Protocol Program, EPC engages companies not only in discussions and activities related to management and reduction of corporate GHG emissions, but also in the industry positioning when it comes to climate and elaboration of public policy propositions to contribute to a low-carbon economy in Brazil.

Based on EPC activities, Brazilian businesspeople assess their risks and opportunities and jointly discuss practical solutions and contributions to a legal framework in the country. Such efforts aim at contributing to:

  • Strengthening competitiveness in the domestic industry in a new global economic context
  • Ensuring access of Brazilian products to international markets, which are increasingly demanding in socio-environmental standards
  • Building a domestic market that is keen on technology development, innovation and business practices, with lower potential to release GHG
  • Promote energy security in Brazil

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MEMBER COMPANIES (2015 CYCLE)

 

EPC Emissions Trading System Members (cap-and-trade carbon market simulation)

 

STRUCTURE

Consulting Council

Relevant actors for activities related to climate change among governmental institutions, funders, private sector, the academia, the civil society, and international cooperation:

Partners

    

 

SUPPORT