|Possibilities of sustainable woody energy trade and impacts on developing countries
Many OECD countries, particularly within the EU, have set ambitious plans for the use of woody bioenergy. While the woody biomass consumed for householduse is most likely to be sourced locally and is quite independent ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...