Building Capacity for enhancing bioenergy sustainability through the use of GBEP indicators in Ethiopia and Kenya


The GBEP indicators were tested in Ethiopia and Kenya under the project “Building Capacity for enhancing bioenergy sustainability through the use of GBEP indicators”. The project began in 2018 and was finalized in early 2020. It was funded by the government of Germany, through the International Climate Initiative of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety. The United Nations Environment Programme managed the project, in cooperation with relevant national stakeholder and centres of excellence. 


The main objectives of this project were:

  • To assess and enhance the capacity of Ethiopia and Kenya to measure the GBEP indicators and use them to inform bioenergy policy-making;
  • To learn lessons about how to apply the indicators as a tool for sustainable development and how to enhance the practicality of the tool;
  • To set the basis for the constitution of a national platform for the long-term monitoring of bioenergy sustainability in the beneficiary countries;
  • To advise policy-makers and engage stakeholders on best practices in bioenergy in order to maximize sustainability and contribute to adaptation to climate change.

In each target country, the measurement of the GBEP indicators was carried out by selected national centers of excellence. The project activities were implemented in close consultation with all relevant national stakeholders. To this aim, a multistakeholder working group was established in both Ethiopia and Kenya.

Target country

Ethiopia and Kenya

Partners in target country

Ethiopia: Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
Kenya: Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources


International Climate Initiative of the Federal Ministry of Germany for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB)


United Nations Environment Programme

Estimated duration

24 months


Progress report

Trainings on indicators 1 and 4

Final project documents: