Reports on the measurement of Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) indicators in Paraguay and Viet Nam
The Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) has produced a set of twenty-four indicators for the assessment and monitoring of bioenergy sustainability at the national level. The GBEP indicators are intended to inform policymakers about the environmental, social and economic sustainability aspects of the bioenergy sector in their country and guide them towards policies that foster sustainable development. The indicators, which were agreed upon by GBEP Partners and Observers at the end of 2011, were pilot tested in a diverse range of national contexts in order to assess and enhance their practicality as a tool for sustainable development and to strengthen the capacity of countries to measure bioenergy sustainability. FAO, which is among the founding members of the Global Bioenergy Partnership, implemented the indicators in Paraguay and Viet Nam, with generous support from the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety of Germany.
The overall objective of the project was to strengthen the capacity of Viet Nam and Paraguay to monitor the environmental, social and economic impacts of their bioenergy sector, through the implementation of the GBEP Sustainability Indicators for Bioenergy and related technical support.
Furthermore, the project aimed to inform and support the design of effective sustainable bioenergy policies as part of low carbon development strategies.
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Read the report on Paraguay (in Spanish) by clicking on it or here
Read the Executive Summary of the report on Paraguay (in Spanish and English) by clicking on it or here