Bonsucro Week 2018 – registrations now open

19th October 2017

Bonsucro Week 2018:
Registrations Now Open

Participate in the not-to-miss global event on sugarcane sustainability
Nicaragua
15–19 January 2018

We’re excited to announce that registrations are now open for the next edition of our annual flagship event, Bonsucro Week. In January 2018 the week-long event heads to Nicaragua for a series of workshops, learning sessions, networking events, field trips and much more.

Dates

Bonsucro Week starts on Monday 15 January 2018 and runs until Friday 19 January 2018. Various ticket options are available.

Locations & Accommodation

Managua, the Nicaraguan capital, will be the base for Bonsucro Week, with day trips taking participants to field visits and cultural events in the Department of Chinandega, in the northeast of Nicaragua on the Pacific coast.  

The venue in Managua is the Crowne Plaza Hotel, and participants are able to book rooms at a preferential rate.

Tickets

Register now to save:

  Early bird discount: register before 15 November to save 15% off the standard rate.
  Member discount: Bonsucro members are able to purchase a Full Week pass at a special member rate

A range of ticket options are available for participants:

  • Full Week Pass 
  • Member Full Week Pass 
  • Managua Package
  • Individual Farmer pass

See more on the Bonsucro Week website

Bonsucro & Renovabio: Exploring synergies and advancing GHG reduction in Brazil

Project partners: Earth innovation Institute and Agroicone
Project length: 12 months Budget: $22,347,79
Supporting the Sustainable Development Goals:

RenovaBio is a Brazilian biofuel policy designed to decrease Brazil’s greenhouse gas emissions by 10% by 2029 [compared to 2018], in line with the Paris Agreement on climate change. It aims to do this by incentivising fuel distributors to blend more biofuels into their products. RenovaBio has established a certification scheme for biofuel, towards which Brazilian sugarcane mills are working, that will enable them to trade decarbonisation credits on the Brazilian stock exchange.

Bonsucro continuously seeks to grow awareness and adoption of its standard. In Brazil, this can be achieved by aligning its framework with RenovaBio to optimise costs and time for mills. In 2019, Bonsucro received a grant of US $22,000 from the Earth Innovation Institute to provide a common understanding of how RenovaBio works and how other regions might benefit from this approach.

Bonsucro addressed the topic at Bonsucro Global Week in Bangkok in March 2019, and through three stakeholder forums in Brazil. The Bonsucro team also commissioned a technical comparison study, which enabled the organisation to understand how best to align with RenovaBio’s requirements.

The study has been shared with key stakeholders in Brazil and the project is now complete. Bonsucro is working to incorporate the study’s findings and recommendations through its ongoing Production Standard Revision process.

By aligning opportunities of optimisation, joint work and integration with the Brazilian Government and reflecting it in the Bonsucro Standard, Bonsucro can help to ensure that more producers adopt sustainability standards like Bonsucro.