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Climate Strategy

We are committed to further minimizing our negative impact and contributing to the transition to a new development model based on a low carbon economy. Ensuring the implementation of actions to manage greenhouse gas emissions, prioritizing renewable energy projects and promoting studies are some of the objectives of Eletrobras Companies.

In 2012 Eletrobras issued the Declaration of Commitment on Climate Change. This statement is incorporated into the climate change guidelines of Eletrobras Companies Environmental Policy.

We reviewed our Environmental Policy and included guidelines related to identification and management of risks and vulnerabilities aimed at adapting to climate change and internalizing, through economic instruments, the externalities associated with GHG emissions.

Eletrobras Companies' actions are in line with the international agreements to which Brazil is a signatory, such as the Paris Agreement (COP 21/2015), where the country registered as its NDC1 a commitment to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 37% until 2025 and indicated a 43% reduction until 2030 (based on the values measured in 2005). The Sustainable Development Goal 13 - Action Against Global Climate Change - of the UN Agenda 2030 was identified as one of the most relevant for Eletrobras Companies.

Eletrobras participates in several external forums such as the Brazilian Forum on Climate Change and the Technical Chamber on Climate of the Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development. In 2016 Eletrobras signed the Position on Carbon Pricing Mechanisms of the Entrepreneurial Initiative for Climate - IEC. In 2017 Eletrobras signed the Open Letter - Private Sector supporting the Carbon Pricing in Brazil prepared by the IEC with the support of the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC), an initiative of the World Bank. Since 2018, we have supported the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).

The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) raised Eletrobras' rating from "B" Management to "A-" Lidership in 2020 cycle.

In the Climate Change dimension, we are above the regional average for South America ("D") and the renewable generation sector ("B"). The overall average of respondents to this questionnaire was "C". Regarding Water Security, we are also above the regional average for South America ("B"), the renewable generation sector ("B") and the global average of the respondents to the questionnaire ("B").

The inclusion in this and other indicators reflects the improvement of the good practices of Eletrobras Companies applied to their operations and management, reinforcing the company commitments established in the Environmental Policy, contributing to SDG 13, dedicated to Action against Global Climate Change.

In 2020, the holding set a net zero target for its GHG emissions from 2021.


Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

We identify and measure annually the greenhouse gas emissions of our companies.

The Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Eletrobras Companies follows the methodology of IPCC (2006) and the guidelines of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol - GHG Protocol (WRI, 2004).

Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emission - base year 2020

Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emission - base year 2019

Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emissions - base year 2018

Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emissions - base year 2017

Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emissions - base year 2016​

Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Results by Emission Source) - base year 2015

Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emissions - base year 2014

Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emissions - base year 2013

Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emissions - base year 2012

Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emissions - base year 2011

Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emissions - base year 2010

Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emissions - base year 2009

Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Thermal Power Stations (permanent sources) - 2003 to 2008

 
 

Research

Eletrobras Companies develop studies related to mitigation and adaptation to climate change through the Climate Strategy Working Group (GT3) and the Electric Energy Research Center - Cepel. We can highlight:

  •  Adaptation to climate change - Diagnosis of risks and opportunities related to climate change in Eletrobras Companies.

  • Estimates of Emissions and Removals of Greenhouse Gases due to activities that cause Land Use Change.

  • Balcar - Carbon Balance in Reservoirs - It aims to produce references in quantitative evaluation of greenhouse gas emissions in hydroelectric reservoirs. Know more.

  • Mudclima - Addresses three dimensions related to climate change: Research to use climatological information in the construction of scenarios of water flows to the reservoirs, evaluating the impact of climate change on the energy generation in Brazil; Strategies and actions for socio-environmental adaptation to climate change, one based on ecosystems and another on communities; Development of strategies and adaptation actions aimed at the business of power companies. Learn more.

  • Carbon Pricing Study - Description and evaluation of potential impacts on Eletrobras companies from the adoption of carbon pricing policies in the Brazilian market.

  • Carbon Footprint Study – Evaluation of the Carbon Footprint of the Eletrobras Companies' with the objective of improving the monitoring and management of greenhouse gas emissions.


For further information, check the Technical Documents Archive of our environment area.


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