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 ...

Sep 2014
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 ...

Apr 2013
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 ...

Mar 2013
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 ...

Dec 2012
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 ...

Jun 2012
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 ...

Mar 2012
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 ...

Nov 2011
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 ...

Oct 2011
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 ...

May 2011
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 ...

Nov 2010
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