Partners and Membership

The Partnership brings together public decision-makers, representatives of the private sector and civil society as well as international agencies with expertise in bioenergy.

GBEP and its Partners comprise 23 countries and 15 international organizations and institutions: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Fiji Islands, France, Germany, Ghana, Italy, Japan, Mauritania, Mexico, Netherlands, Paraguay, Russian Federation, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, United Kingdom, United States of America, African Energy Commission (AFREC), Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), European Commission, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), International Energy Agency (IEA), International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN/DESA), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), United Nations Foundation, World Council for Renewable Energy (WCRE) and European Biomass Industry Association (EUBIA).

A further 33 countries and 14 International Organizations and institutions are participating as Observers: Angola, Australia, Austria, Cambodia, Chile, Denmark, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Gambia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Jamaica, Lao PDR, Madagascar, Malaysia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Norway, Panama, Philippines, Peru, Rwanda, South Africa, Thailand, Tunisia, Togo, Uruguay, Ukraine, Viet Nam, Zimbabwe, African Development Bank (AfDB), Asian Development Bank (ADB), Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), European Environment Agency (EEA), Global Environment Facility (GEF), International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Organization of American States (OAS), Union Economique et MonĂ©taire Ouest Africaine (UEMOA), United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), World Bank, World Bioenergy Association (WBA) and World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD).


Current GBEP Partners and Observers account for the majority of bioenergy produced in the world. GBEP Partners alone account for the vast majority of modern bioenergy, including liquid biofuels.

Source: GBEP Secretariat, based on IEA 2007 data