Areas of work
The work of FAO on renewable sources of energy has been continuous since the UN conference on new and renewable sources of energy held in Nairobi in 1981 and was reflected in the World Food Summit and its Follow-up in 1996 and 2002 respectively. The issue of bioenergy and the need to emphasize that access to energy facilitates the eradication of poverty was stressed during the Plan of Implementation of the World Summit on Sustainable Development celebrated in Johannesburg in 2002.
FAO work on energy can be substantially grouped in the following working areas:
FAO Support Package for Decision Making for Sustainable Bioenergy (leaflet)