Bioenergy and Food Security (BEFS)
Southern African Development Community (SADC)
The countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) have been the subject of growing interest from investors wanting to develop bioenergy projects. Several governments of SADC member countries have already drawn up plans to encourage bioenergy development at the national level. As SADC countries become more economically integrated there is an expectation that biofuels and bioenergy could become regionally traded energy commodities. In response to these developments and in light of the common desire of SADC countries to ensure that bioenergy development at the regional level will be sustainable, SADC adopted a Framework for Sustainable Biofuels in December 2009. The Framework addresses a broad range of environmental, social and economic sustainability issues, and aims to provide a set of basic guidelines for the development of sustainable biofuel policies and strategies at national level.
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BEFS Partners in SADC
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