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Record number 531570
Title Corrigendum to "A framework proposal for sustainability assessment of sugarcane in Brazil" [Land Use Policy 68 (2017) 597-603]
Author(s) Turetta, Ana Paula Dias; Kuyper, Thomas; Malheiros, Tadeu Fabrício; Costa Coutinho, Heitor Luizda da
Source Land Use Policy 72 (2017). - ISSN 0264-8377 - p. 578 - 585.
Department(s) Chair Soil Biology and Biological Soil Quality
Publication type Non-refereed article in scientific journal
Publication year 2017
Keyword(s) Biofuels - Ethanol - Public policies - Sustainability evaluation
Abstract In many countries the biofuel sector was encouraged to expand its activities, supported by public policies incentives, with the main aims to improve energy security and to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The Brazilian government followed these initiatives and undertook its responsibilities considering the international consensus related to the need to mitigate climate change. One of the theses commitments concerned actions to reduce the GHG emissions by 37% in 2020. The Sugarcane Agroecology Zoning provides technical support to policy makers in order to direct sugarcane expansion to permitted areas. It is considered a guideline to achieve sustainable sugarcane production in Brazil. However, although the zoning aimed at sustainable production, it only considered natural aspects of the country, as soils and climate. Currently an approach that considers all three dimensions of sustainability (environmental, economic, social) is still missing. This paper proposes a framework to evaluate biofuel sustainability to support public policies, especially concerning improvements in Brazilian decision-support tools.
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