Pilot testing of indicators for sustainable bioenergy in targeted developing countries

FAO is piloting in Colombia and Indonesia the sustainability indicators for bioenergy that were  developed in the context of the Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP). The GBEP 24 sustainability indicators for bioenergy provide a comprehensive yet practical mean of evaluating the impacts of bioenergy production and use in a country with a view to informing policy development.

The main objectives of this project are:

  • To assess and enhance the capacity of Colombia and Indonesia to measure the GBEP indicators and use them to inform their bioenergy policymaking; and
  • To learn lessons about how to apply the indicators as a tool for sustainable development and how to enhance the practicality of the tool.

It will ultimately support the sustainable economic development of the bioenergy sector in the countries with many positive impacts on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, conservation of biodiversity, sustainable use of natural resources, the job market, the agriculture and energy sector, as well as on the market access of project countries and foreign investments.

For more information, go to the GBEP web site

last updated:  Wednesday, February 20, 2013