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Launch of ABNT PR2060: Brazilian specification for demonstration of carbon neutrality

Coming July 19, the Brazilian Association of Technical Standards (ABNT) will officially launch the ABNT PR2060 Specification for demonstrating carbon neutrality, announced in November 2022 during COP27 in Egypt.

PR 2060 is a practice aligned with efforts related to climate change, specifying requirements to be met by any Brazilian entity that seeks to demonstrate carbon neutrality by quantifying, reducing and offsetting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The document was based on a similar document from the British Standards Institution (BSI) including new concepts and ISO international standards relating to reductions in GHG.

Click on the image below to register and participate online or in person at the ABNT auditorium in Brasília, Brazil. There will be a simultaneous broadcast on ABNT's YouTube channel.

As it is an ABNT recommended practice, it has no legal force. But its adoption as a good practice gives a positive reputational transparency bias. And by including guidance on how declarations of compliance should be made, the standard also provides some mitigation against greenwashing. Remember here:

It is worth remembering how Eduardo Trani, then deputy secretary for the Environment of the State of São Paulo, concluded an interview with ABNT about a year ago, talking about the public management process: “... how Brazil alone will command a decarbonization of the economy of a continental country like ours if the states are not on the agenda ... we have to reach the municipalities, the federal government is not enough, nor the state governments ... And it has to be done in each Brazilian biome, each reality and each specific situation”. Click here for that complete article.


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