Bioenergy and Climate Change
|Building Competitive Green Industries: the climate and clean technology opportunity for developing countries
Climate change will have its largest impacts on developing countries, with poor populations particularly hard hit and unable to adequately adapt. There are ongoing efforts to assist developing countries with efforts to mitigate and adapt ...
|How bioenergy can help local communities adapt to climate change: lessons from Nyanza Province, Kenya
Adaptation to climate change is one of the most important issues facing Kenya today. Rural Kenyans’ livelihoods are already affected by a changing climate, with increasingly unpredictable rainfall patterns, a 1°C average temperature rise, and ...
|Assessment report from the GCEP workshop on energy supply with negative carbon emissions
As part of its assessment towards energy technologies that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, The Global Climate and Energy Project (GCEP) held a workshop at Stanford University on June 15, 2012, on the topic of ...
|Bioenergy, land use change and climate change mitigation
The sustainable use of bioenergy presents a major opportunity to address climate change by reducing fossil CO2 emissions. Practically all bioenergy systems deliver large greenhouse gas savings if they replace fossil-based energy causing high greenhouse ...
|Food security and climate change
Third report of the Committee on World Food Security's (CFS) High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE), focusing on the effects of climate change on food security11 and nutrition, with a ...
|Good environmental practices in bioenergy feedstock production
Building on FAO’s work on good practices in agriculture and forestry, the BEFSCI project has compiled a set of good environmental practices that can be implemented by bioenergy feedstock producers in order to minimize the ...
|Bioenergy’s potential for rural development and poverty alleviation
Most of the world’s poor dwell in rural communities with limited or no access to modern energy services. It is widely acknowledged that the majority of people in developing countries depend on ‘traditional biomass’. The ...
|Using a LCA approach to estimate the net GHG emissions of bioenergy
Life cycle assessment (LCA) is a powerful tool that may be used to quantify the environmental impacts of products and services. It includes all processes, from cradle-to-grave, along the supply chain of the product. When ...
|Indirect effects of biofuel production. Overview prepared for GBEP
This report was prepared to provide input to discussion on the indirect effects of biofuel production and consumption in the Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) Its aim is to provide an up-to-date insight into the science ...
|What woodfuels can do to mitigate climate change
Wood is society’s oldest source of energy. Its use for cooking and heating remains vital to the daily energy needs of over two billion people in developing countries. It is also a “new” energy source ...