Wind park in Brazil. Author: Fotos GOVBA. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic
President Dilma Rousseff said on Sunday that Brazil has set an objective to have renewables account for 45% of its energy mix by 2030.
As per power generation, Brazil targets a non-hydro renewables share, including wind, solar and biomass, of 23% by that year. Hydropower plants, in turn, will account for 66% of the power mix.
Boosting renewables to that level is one of the country's measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 37% by 2025 and 43% by 2030 compared to 2005 levels. The announcement was made during the United Nations Sustainable Development Sumit in New York. President Rousseff also confirmed this will be the objectives Brazil presents at the Paris Climate Conference, the COP-21, in December.
Ending illegal deforestation, restoring and reforesting 12 million hectares (29.6m acres) of land, recovering 15 million hectares of degraded pastures, and integrating five million hectares of crop-livestock-forest are also listed by the president as measures to be adopted by 2030.