Global Initiatives

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 ...

Apr 2015
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 ...

Dec 2014
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 ...

Dec 2014
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, ...

Nov 2014
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
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 ...

Sep 2014
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 ...

May 2014
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
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