Climate change

Since 1995, São Paulo has had programs aimed at global environmental issues. In November 2009, the State Climate Change Policy was adopted, setting an overall target of a 20% reduction in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2020, taking 2005 levels as a baseline. It is considered one of the most ambitious targets in the world proposed by a federated state. It is hoped that this will stimulate the development and use of cleaner technologies and promote the de-carbonization of the São Paulo economy.

The State Policy foresees other mechanisms for climate change mitigation, such as the reduction of other greenhouse gas emissions and the reflection of solar rays. The law also establishes the creation of the Climate Change State Council which will follow up implantation and supervise the implementation of policies.

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Secretariat for the Environment