An EU-funded Doing-Business platform aimed at developing B2B relations between EU providers of low carbon technologies and companies based in Argentina, Brazil, Chile or Colombia that are seeking sustainable solutions. This project is also being implemented in Mexico and Canada.

Goals


Promote the sustainable transition of companies to a low carbon and circular economy

Internationalise EU SMEs supporting innovation & sustainability of local counterparts

Support low carbon emission strategies to tackle climate change

Enhance resource efficiency and the circularity of production & consumption models

Who can participate?

EUROPEAN PROVIDERS

  • Company working in a Low Carbon or Circular Economy related sector
  • Number of employees ≤ 499
  • Majority (≥ 51%) owned by EU nationals
  • With a valid EU VAT number in an EU member state

LATAM COMPANIES

  • Companies seeking to improve efficiency and sustainability OR integrators, developers and facilitators wishing to implement a project
  • Not categorised as “micro company”
  • A valid VAT number in Argentina, Brazil, Chile or Colombia

STAKEHOLDERS

  • Financial institutions
  • Industry clusters and Associations
  • Chambers of commerce
  • Other Government Institutions or Public Agencies
  • Based in EU, Argentina, Brazil, Chile or Colombia

Meet the Team

LCBA is implemented by a team of committed professionals, acting in a coordinated manner on both sides of the Atlantic, who will guide and interact with participants through the different phases and opportunities offered by this doing-business platform.

MERCEDES BLAZQUEZ LOWCARBONLATAN
Mercedes Blázquez
Team Leader
SIMON GONZALEZ LATANLOWCARBON
Simón González
Liaison Officer
Argentina
PEDRO UBEDA LOWCARBONLATAN
Pedro Ubeda
Liaison Officer
Brazil
OMAR SIABATTO LOW CARBON LATAN
Omar Siabatto
Liaison Officer 
Colombia

Why participate?

Take advantage of all the benefits of taking part in this EU-funded platform aimed at fostering green business.

EU PROVIDERS

  • Access to a database of pre-selected business opportunities
  • Developing your commercial presence in Latam
  • Participation in matchmaking events to find customers and partners
  • Technical and Financial assistance (i.e. commercialisation and legal advice)

LATAM COMPANIES

  • Access to cutting-edge technologies
  • Expansion of your business opportunities
  • Make innovative and sustainable projects become a reality
  • Technical and Financial assistance (i.e. identification of potential funding schemes)
  • Enhanced access to EU market by adapting your business to highly demanding environmental standards

STAKEHOLDERS

  • Access to business opportunities of interest for your members and clients
  • Reinforce sustainability goals of your organisation
  • Promote competitiveness, innovation and sustainability
  • Networking with Latam & EU organisations/institutions

Target sectors

LCBA focuses on strategic sectors that account for most of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and offers opportunities for close collaboration between EU providers and LATAM companies. Actions across these sectors aim to increase the competitiveness of the LATAM industry while contributing to a low carbon and circular economy.

AGRICULTURE & FORESTRY

AGRICULTURE & FORESTRY
The AFOLU sector is a key pillar for decarbonisation of the economy. With large-scale efforts in reforestation, restoration and sustainable practices in agriculture and livestock husbandry could add up to about 3 GtCO2e abated per year by 2050.

RENEWABLE & CLEAN ENERGY

RENEWABLE & CLEAN ENERGY
Latin American region is extremely rich in a vast array of renewable energy that remains to be explored. In recent years, countries in the region are scaling up renewable energy sources, such as wind, solar and biomass-based electricity.

BIOFUELS

BIOFUELS
Latin America is a leading region in biofuels. The potential expansion of biofuel production to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, offers large opportunities for growth and development in agriculture and related sectors.

WASTE MANAGEMENT

WASTE TO ENERGY
Population and cities are growing quickly in Latin America region, producing greater quantities of municipal solid waste (MSW). The challenge of a new low-carbon economy is an effective innovation driver for waste revalorisation and its use as a source of energy.

INDUSTRIAL PROCESSES

INDUSTRIAL PROCESSES
Technological innovations in strategic industrial sector such as cement production, mining, iron and steel production, and oil & gas industry contribute to reducing GHG emissions and moving towards a circular production paradigm.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY

ENERGY EFFICIENCY
This sector offers a great potential for reducing the effects of the ever-increasing rates of energy consumption associated with the economic growth. Actions to improve energy efficiency in industry, residential and transport sectors are at the core of regional governments policy.

Markets

The Action will concentrate on four countries of the Latin American region:

1

Argentina

2

Brazil

3

Chile

4

Colombia

5

Mexico

Participation Milestones

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1

Once you register through our online application form you will be contacted by a project team member to provide you with further information on the benefits of LCBA.

2

If your candidature meets the eligibility criteria you will access a database of business opportunities and be invited to participate in tailored made matchmaking events.

3

Sectoral B2B matchmaking events will bring together project participants to facilitate business cooperation and get in touch with the available funding sources for the business plans.

4

An independent jury of experts will assess the suitability of your business plan to benefit from specific technical assistance services.

5

Provision of services such as technical & market feasibility studies, legal advice and identification of potential funding schemes.

6

The LCBA team will closely follow up and support the transition of Joint Business Plans into legally binding business contracts.

7

To measure the overall success of the Action, the economic, social and environmental impacts of the business plans will be assessed under the framework of LCBA.

Step 1 >
Application

You have to apply to start a qualification process with one of our experts. Apply now!

Step 2 >
Networking

You will be invited to participate in matchmaking events with potencial partners

Step 3 >
Supporting

Partnerships will be assisted to overcome all the technical and financial challenges

Step 4 >
Implementation

You will take advantage of specialised support to finally make projects a reality

Join the green transition

“The European Green Deal is our new growth strategy for a growth that gives back more than it takes away. It shows how to transform our way of living and working, producing and consuming so that we live healthier and make our businesses innovative. We can all be involved in the transition and benefit from the opportunities.”

“Our plan sets out how to cut emissions, restore the health of our natural environment, protect our wildlife, create new economic opportunities, and improve the quality of life of our citizens. We all have an important part to play and every industry and country will be part of this transformation”

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+55 (11) 2589-4023
latam@lowcarbonbusinessaction.com

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