This week we bring you some green facts related to Brazil, host of the World Cup next year and the Olympics in 2016.
Brazil has 12% of the world’s amount of surface freshwater.
70% of the country is still covered with original vegetation and 30% of the world’s remaining tropical forests are located there.
Around 90% of the electricity generation and 45% of the total Brazilian energy needs are met by renewable energy sources (almost all hydropower).
95% of brand-new cars sold are flex fuel (gasoline + ethanol).
Over 97% of aluminum cans are recycled.
Source: Brazilian Government