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Pilot Testing of GBEP Sustainability Indicators for Bioenergy in Indonesia

Year: 2014
The Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) has produced a set of twenty-four indicators for the assessment and monitoring of bioenergy sustainability at the national level. The GBEP indicators are intended to inform policymakers about the environmental, social and economic sustainability aspects [...]

Walking the Nexus Talk: Assessing the Water-Energy-Food Nexus in the context of the Sustainable Energy for All Initiative

Year: 2014
Due to global transformational trends, such as population growth, economic development and climate change, energy, water, land and human resources are increasingly under pressure to support societal development and to maintain necessary services. Decisionmakers need improved tools in order to [...]

Evidence-based assessment of the sustainability and replicability of integrated foodenergy systems

Year: 2014
Bioenergy when managed sustainably and efficiently can be an alternative energy source that helps reduce energy access problems. Rural and urban communities can benefit from increased access to energy, and therefore improved food security when bioenergy feedstock is produced guided [...]

An Innovative Accounting Framework for the Food-Energy-Water Nexus - Application of the MuSIASEM approach to three case studies

Year: 2013
This report presents the results of the application of an integrated analysis approach, the Multi-Scale Integrated Assessment of Society and Ecosystem Metabolism (hereafter MuSIASEM), to three case studies: (i) An analysis of the option to produce biofuel from sugarcane in the Republic of [...]

“Energy-Smart” Food for People and Climate Issue Paper

Year: 2012
The aim of this paper is to discuss how the entire food sector, from the farmer’s fi eld to the consumer’s plate, can become more ‘energy-smart’. Becoming energy-smart will require a transformation along the food chain that involves: - relying [...]

Energy-smart food at FAO: An overview

Year: 2012
This paper presents FAO’s work on energy in relation to specific components of the agrifood chain. It complements two recent publications, Energy-Smart Food for People and Climate Issues Paper and the policy brief, Making the Case for Energy-Smart Food. These [...]

Policy Brief: The Case for Energy-Smart Food Systems

Year: 2011
An interdisciplinary ‘nexus’ approach is necessary to ensure that food, energy and climate are jointly addressed, trade-offs considered, and appropriate safeguards are put in place. These issues will not be addressed through a single initiative. Because of its importance, scope [...]

Energy and gender in rural sustainable development

Year: 2006
It is FAO’s view that increased access to energy sources in rural areas and the development of new bioenergy1 sources can contribute to achievement of the Millennium Development Goals relating to the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger, improvements in [...]

The Energy and Agriculture Nexus

Year: 2000
Energy has a key role in economic and social development but there is a general lack of rural energy development policies that focus on agriculture. Agriculture has a dual role as an energy user and as an energy supplier in [...]