“[…] This government program maintains the good strategies for expanding renewables and improving energy efficiency […], Zero also sees the potential measures that develop the circular economy as interesting, such as the incorporation of compliance with sustainable development goals in the distinction criteria SME [small and medium-sized companies] and SME Excellence”, they said, in a statement.

Noting that these targets are “not very ambitious”, Zero – Associação Sistema Terrestre Sustentável stressed that they constitute a “first step” towards a 40% reduction in primary energy consumption and a 20% reduction in the consumption of water and other materials in the buildings of the direct and indirect public administration entities.

However, the association regretted the bet on the growth of irrigation and the “very unambitious” goal of reducing, by 2030, emissions from the transport and mobility sector by 40%.

To reinforce the “culture of sustainability” of the executive’s program, Zero proposes that the linear economy be replaced by an economy of proximity and short cycles, “with social justice, that meets the health and quality of life of the populations, towards climate neutrality”.

With regard to economic recovery, Zero wants the adoption of a “true sustainable development of society”, with less use of resources and less production of waste and emissions.