|The conference is a pre-event of the twelfth session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD XII), which will take place in Accra, Ghana, from 20 to 25 April 2008.|
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the Energy Planning Agency of the Ministry of Mines and Energy of Brazil are jointly organizing a conference on "Biofuels: An option for a less carbon-intensive economy", which will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 4 to 5 December 2007.
It will discuss the following main topics:
- Climate change as a development challenge
Overview of the global biofuels market
- Relevant trade and sustainable development aspects of the biofuels market
- Recommendations for UNCTAD XII
The conference should be of particular interest to government officials and representatives of the private sector dealing with the energy, technology, agriculture and trade sectors.
Member States of UNCTAD, specialized agencies, intergovernmental bodies and non-governmental organizations wishing to attend the conference are requested to inform the UNCTAD secretariat, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, of the names of their representatives by 30 October 2007
For additional information, please contact Lucas Assunção, Chief, Biodiversity and Climate Change Section, UNCTAD; e-mail: email@example.com; fax: +41 (0)22 917 02 47; tel: +41 (0)22 917 57 31.
Secretary-General of UNCTAD
22 October 2007