Global Initiatives

Prospects for Agricultural Markets and Income in the EU 2013-2023

This report presents the medium-term outlook of major EU agricultural commodity markets and agricultural income to 2023, based on a set of coherent macroeconomic and policy assumptions deemed most plausible at the time of the ...

Dec 2013
Impacts of biofuel production. Case studies: Mozambique, Argentina and Ukraine

The objective of this study is to develop and demonstrate a methodological framework to enable an ex-ante assessment of the potential land availability for dedicated energy crops and the potential environmental and socio-economic impacts of ...

Nov 2013
Lessons learned in testing the Global Bio-Energy Partnership sustainability indicators

In May 2011 the Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) Task Force on Sustainability agreed on a first set of 24 relevant, practical, science-based, voluntary sustainability indicators for bioenergy. Several countries are undertaking pilot projects to test ...

Nov 2013
China's long green march. A study of renewable energy. environmental industry and cement sectors

In the past 20 years, China’s economy has increased tenfold. This growth has lifted 660 million people out of extreme poverty. However, it has had an environmental cost. China is the world’s largest producer of ...

Nov 2013
An approach to designing energy delivery models that work for people living in poverty

Access to modern, safe, affordable and sustainable energy is increasingly recognised as crucial for development. Designing the delivery of energy services that can meet the needs and wants of end-users, in particular those of men ...

Sep 2013
Biofuels and food security: risks and opportunities

This comprehensive overview of the main aspects of the interrelation between food and biofuels synthesizes previous research on the subject. It addresses the causality between biofuels production, global crop commodity prices and eventual implications for ...

Aug 2013
Analysing the effect of biofuel expansion on land use in major producing countries

Existing estimates on the potential impacts of biofuel production are often based on projections made with models that have limited ability to incorporate changes in land use (notably cropping intensity). This paper studies biofuel expansion ...

Jul 2013
Renewables 2013 Global Status Report

Renewable energy markets, industries, and policy frameworks have evolved rapidly in recent years. The Renewables Global Status Report provides a comprehensive and timely overview of renewable energy market, industry, investment, and policy developments worldwide. It ...

Jun 2013
Guidance Manual Smallholder Certification in Biomass Supply Chains

The purpose of this manual is to provide guidance to companies and others, such as NGO‘s, governments and standard certification/verification organizations, that wish to work with certified smallholders in biomass supply chains. The manual is ...

Jun 2013
Smallholder certification in biomass supply chains. Challenges and strategies

As a result of an increasing interest in biomass as an alternative to the use of non-renewable fossil fuel resources, agricultural production of biomass has become a key topic in many boardrooms. This results in ...

Jun 2013
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