The Low Carbon Business Actions (LCBA) in Brazil and Mexico are two initiatives funded by the European Union that aim at promoting cooperation between European and Brazilian and Mexican SMEs in the Low Carbon sector and toward a sustainable transition to low carbon technologies.
LOW CARBON BUSINESS ACTION BRAZIL
Low Carbon Business Action is an initiative that aims at engaging 720 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from Brazil and from the 28 Member States of the EU through a series of business matchmaking missions to be held between August 2016 and December 2017. The business rounds promote the exchange of innovative experiences, support companies in their transition to low carbon technologies and resource efficient processes in 8 target sectors. The Action will contribute to reducing the Green House Gases (GHG) emissions in Brazil. Through the promotion of Cooperation Partnership Agreements between SMEs, it also seeks increasing the competitiveness and environmental sustainability of the participating enterprises.
Four matchmaking missions between Brazilian and European SMEs are organised in 2016. The Action reimburses up to 80% of the travel expenses for the participants of the
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LOW CARBON BUSINESS ACTION MEXICO
Low Carbon Business Action in Mexico aims at promoting the reduction of CO2 emissions in Mexico by generating cooperation opportunities between European and Mexican entities and SME's in the Low Carbon sectors: Waste Management, Waste Water Management, Industrial Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency in Building.
LCBA project supports the move of Mexico to a green economy promoting the signature of at least 40 cooperation partnerships agreements between companies from Mexico and the EU to introduce low carbon technologies.
Companies and entities interested in participating, can enroll their initiatives through the Application Form available in the following link: http://www.lowcarbon.mx/matchmaking/register-of-participants/form/. The LCBA Call is open for initiatives and projects at different maturity levels: companies with ideas of their needs or challenges, projects in development phase, companies or knowledge institutions with specific technological solutions and products and services already developed.
After evaluating the applications, the selected companies and entities will participate in virtual matchmaking events, and will have the opportunity to be part of at least 5 face to face matchmaking events in Mexico, during the period 2016-2017. The LCBA project covers the operative costs (travel and accommodation) for the European entities and SMEs for 3-4 days.
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Projects funded by the European Union.