Paraguay has expressed its interest in reducing the adverse effects of climate change. As a landlocked country whose economy is predominantly based on agriculture, Paraguay is highly vulnerable to climate change impacts. Adaptation is an essential part of reducing these negative impacts. However, due to the lack of information and strategies to enhance resilience against climate risk, this country has faced environmental, social, health and economic problems.
This publication examines the positives and negatives involved in the development of biofuels in Paraguay. Having analyzed the conditions for the production of biofuels in Paraguay, the report concludes that there are development opportunities for biodiesel and ethanol. Ethanol currently carries substantial technical and economic advantages due to sugar cane cultivation developed in the country over decades, but the immediate domestic market is limited. Therefore, further development of the sector is most likely reliant on the development of new international markets.
This report describes the situation of biofuels in Paraguay. It presents an analysis of the current situation of the energy sector and also presents the characteristics and perspectives for the development of biodiesel, bioethanol and power generation from biomass.
This report describes the process of public policy formulation for the promotion of biofuels in Paraguay, and the norms to regulate the development of biofuels. We present a complete picture of the scope and evolution of the various policies that have been adopted by the country in this area.
This brochure aims to provide an overview and understanding of the REDD concept, the current proposals and the issues under negotiation. The recommendations made for further reading and the references to other available resources are intended to enhance broader participation and the full engagement of both governments and practitioners in the REDD debate.