Luiz Fernando do Amaral, Sustainability Manager, UNICA says, “After excellent results from our partnerships at the COP 15 and COP 16 gatherings in Denmark and Mexico, teaming up with the World Green Summit for Rio+20 was a natural consequence for UNICA. This time, the big event is in our own backyard, and working together once again will only enhance our content and messages.”
Michael Mathres, Director, World Green Summit says, "Having worked with and knowing UNICA's credibility and stature in Brazil, we are delighted to be joining forces again to reach out to other associations and showcase Brazilian green industries to the rest of the world."
About UNICA: The Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) represents the top producers of sugar and ethanol in the country's South-Central region, especially the state of Sao Paulo, which accounts for about 60% of the country's sugarcane harvest and of total ethanol production. UNICA develops position papers, statistics and specific research in support of Brazil's sugar, ethanol and bioelectricity sectors. In 2010, Brazil produced an estimated 620 million metric tonnes of sugarcane, which yielded 38.1 million tonnes of sugar and 27.4 billion litres of ethanol, making it the number-one sugarcane grower and sugar producer in the world, and the second-largest ethanol producer on the planet, behind the United States. For more information, please visit: www.unica.com.br
About the World Green Summit: The World Green Summit (WGS) is a new annual high-level forum committed to progressing sustainable development and the green economy, by engaging business, finance, government and other leaders to find solutions for industries, cities, regions and nations. Endorsed by the Government of Rio de Janeiro, the inaugural WGS provides a media, marketing and networking platform during the official high-level portion of the Rio+20 conference, to enable the world’s leading CEOs, financiers, celebrities, and dignitaries to initiate, communicate and build solutions for a sustainable future. The summit will be webcast globally (and maybe televised) and is by invitation-only for 600 business and government leaders. WGS is organised by World Climate Ltd and Climate Action, two leaders in the green media space.