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Modern bioenergy technologies are key to meeting climate targets

20/11/2019
Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) annual meetings review achievements in 2019 and make plans for the year ahead Rome – More work on woody biomass for forest landscape restoration and sustainable livelihoods, and greater involvement of young people in the Global Bioenergy Partnership [...]

FAO-UNHCR boost partnership on refugees and host communities’ resilience in Eastern Africa

15/11/2019 Kenya
Nairobi, Kenya: Discussions on the need for durable solutions in displacement settings, including economic and social integration of refugees among host communities, while ensuring sustainable energy and environment solutions, took centre stage in Nairobi this week. Humanitarian and development actors in [...]

What does it take to measure the sustainability of bioeconomy?

01/11/2019
The new technical report, ‘Indicators to monitor and evaluate the sustainability of bioeconomy. Overview and a proposed way forward’, offers technical assistance to countries and stakeholders in monitoring and evaluating the sustainability of the bioeconomy through nine carefully explained steps. The [...]

New report: “Measuring impacts and enabling investments in energy-smart agrifood chains”

19/09/2019
How can we feed the world’s growing population without compromising sustainability and climate goals? The cost-benefit analyses described in the latest INVESTA report ‘Measuring impacts and enabling investments in energy-smart agrifood chains’ targets policy makers, international finance institutions and investors. It [...]

Asia and the Pacific share bioenergy success stories at the 7th GBEP Bioenergy Week

10/07/2019
This year’s Bioenergy Week was organized through FAO by the Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) and was hosted by the Government of the Philippines in Manila, from 25 to 27 June. “The event really stressed the importance of reinforcing collaboration between the [...]

A sustainable alternative for contaminated and underutilized lands: the FORBIO Project

27/06/2019
In January 2016, the Horizon 2020-funded project, FORBIO (Fostering Sustainable Feedstock Production for Advanced Biofuels on underutilized land in Europe), composed of a consortium of 12 partners, including FAO, used the Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) Sustainability Indicators as entry point [...]

NEW: Lessons from 26 case studies to guide countries towards a sustainable bioeconomy

15/05/2019
Rubber from dandelions to cosmetics from seaweed - Lessons from 26 case studies  With almost 50 countries placing the promotion of the bioeconomy on their political agenda through visions, strategies and action plans, FAO’s new publication “Towards sustainable bioeconomy: lessons learned from [...]

Uruguay identifies cross-ministerial collaboration as key in its National Bioeconomy Strategy

07/05/2019 Uruguay
An inception workshop to develop Uruguay’s National Bioeconomy Strategy took place in Montevideo on 4 April 2019. The multi-stakeholder group of participants represented several government ministries interested in both the National Bioeconomy Strategy and the development of the country’s circular economy. The [...]

Clean energy solutions in Tanzania - Supporting the dairy sector with biogas-powered milk chillers

02/05/2019 United Republic of Tanzania
Tanzania’s dairy sector is based on traditional farming systems consisting of grazing on mostly communal land. Only 12 percent of the 2.5 billion litres of milk produced in Tanzania each year is sold through small-scale milk traders and collective bulking [...]

Sustainable bioenergy policies for climate action - country cases for Cote d’Ivoire, Malawi, the Philippines and Turkey

28/03/2019
The four recently published case studies, described below, focus on different forms of bioenergy and detail the steps needed to build country level evidence to support bioenergy policy formulation. The case studies use the  Bioenergy and Food Security (BEFS) Rapid [...]
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