GBEP Newsletter n.20 - 18 July 2016

Celebrating 10 Years of GBEP activities: working together for sustainable development

It’s been 10 years since the official launch of GBEP at the 14th session of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD14). GBEP was founded on the idea that bioenergy can significantly contribute to energy access and security, climate change mitigation, food security, and ultimately sustainable development. The last decade has marked considerable growth for the organization, now counting with more than 70 members and an expanded number of activities in different countries.

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Bioenergy experiences and opportunities in Eastern Europe and Central Asia: GBEP’s 4th Bioenergy Week hosted in Hungary

GBEP’s annual Bioenergy Week this year moved to Eastern Europe and Central Asia, to focus on efforts to expand biomass energy production from energy crop and agrifood wastes in this area of the world, as well as on related technology developments, market advancements and the constraints facing bioenergy industries in these countries.

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ECOWAS Workshop on sustainable wood energy management, Cotonou, Benin, 9-11 May 2016

ECREEE and GBEP agreed to work in partnership to further the cause of promoting sustainable wood energy management, within a logical collaboration in the context of GBEP Activity Group 4 dedicated to this topic. The purpose of the workshop was to build synergies, share experiences among the two institutions’ expert groups and to promote modern and sustainable wood energy management by bringing out success stories in various parts of the world.

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Global Bioenergy Perspectives: the UNECE Renewable Energy Status Report

Produced jointly by the  United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Renewable energy Policy Network for the 21st century (REN21), the report covers 17 selected UNECE member countries located in the South East Europe, the Caucasus, the Russian Federation and Central Asia.

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GBEP agenda for the rest of 2016

A list of upcoming events organized by GBEP or which involve GBEP directly.

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