Working Group on Capacity Building for Sustainable Bioenergy
The GBEP Working Group on Capacity Building for Sustainable Bioenergy (Working Group), established in May 2011 and co-chaired by The Netherlands and the United States since November 2011, is promoting the dissemination, use, and implementation of the outcomes of the GBEP Task Forces on GHG Methodologies and on Sustainability through activities and projects.
It raises awareness of the potential benefits of sustainable modern bioenergy through multiple means, including workshops, study tours, public forums and other ways to present sustainable practices and assess resources. The activities and projects developed within the Working Group are country driven. Its main focus is to facilitate collaboration among GBEP Partners and Observers for capacity building projects and related activities.
The Working Group is also facilitating cooperation and capacity building through sharing information, stimulating discussion, and identifying opportunities for cooperation on sustainable bioenergy development and deployment, as well as encouraging sharing of lessons learned, identifying and disseminating information about existing tools and resources available from both the public and private sources and facilitating appropriate linkages between them.
In November 2011, the Working Group agreed to establish three Activity Groups:
- Regional Forums/Workshops on Sustainable Modern Bioenergy (led by the U.S. and ECOWAS);
- Raising awareness, and sharing of data and experience on the implementation of GBEP indicators (led by Germany and Indonesia); and
- Study tour for capacity building and training (proposed by Brazil and supported by other members).
Co-Chair Conclusions of the 3rd Working Group meeting
16 November 2012
Co-Chair Conclusions of the 2nd Working Group meeting
19 June 2012
Co-Chair Conclusions of the 1st Working Group meeting
16 November 2011
Scope and programme of work of the Working Group on Capacity Building for Sustainable Bioenergy
19 May 2011
Chair summary of the 11th Steering Committee meeting
20 May 2011
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