Building Capacity for enhancing bioenergy sustainability through the use of GBEP indicators in Paraguay and Viet Nam
The GBEP indicators have been tested in Paraguay and Viet Nam under the project “Building Capacity for enhancing bioenergy sustainability through the use of GBEP indicators”. The project started in May 2016 and ended in April 2018. 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 Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 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 Paraguay and Viet Nam 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 were 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 has been established in both Paraguay and Viet Nam.
Paraguay and Viet Nam
Partners in target country
Paraguay: Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)