|Bioenergy & sustainability: bridging the gaps
This report combines a comprehensive analysis of the current bioenergy landscape, technologies and practices with a critical review of their impacts.Experts from over 80 institutions contributed to the extensive evaluation of the current status of ...
|Towards sustainable modern wood energy development. Stocktaking paper on successful initiatives in developing countries in the field of wood energy development
Wood energy currently makes up more than 65% of the global share of renewable energy. In some developing countries, more than 90% of the people rely exclusively on fuelwood, charcoal and crop residues for cooking ...
|Implementing the GBEP indicators for sustainable bioenergy in Germany
In November 2011, the Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) adopted a set of 24 indicators to assess and monitor the sustainability of modern bioenergy. The indicators shall provide a tool for policy-makers and other stakeholders that ...
|The state of the biofuels market: regulatory, trade and development perspectives
As the UN system gears towards the definition of the Sustainable Development Goals for the international community in the period post-2015, the linkages between energy and development lie high in international agendas. Governments, intergovernmental organizations, ...
|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 ...
|Global bioenergy supply and demand projections. A working paper for REmap 2030
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has developed a Global Renewable Energy Roadmap – called REmap 2030 – to double the share of renewablesin the global energy mix by 2030. This ambitious target is derived ...
|Sustainable biomass production and use. Lessons learned from the Netherlands Programme Sustainabile Biomass (NPSB) 2009-2013
The Netherlands Programme Sustainable Biomass (NPSB) has been developed to gain experience in the production and certification of sustainable biomass to strengthen the framework for the production of sustainable biomass, based on practical experiences. The ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...