How can the production and use of bioenergy contribute to nutrition security?

Nutrition security and access to modern energy are key elements of the international development agenda. Modern bioenergy is recognized as an important component of the sustainable, renewable energy mix. It is produced from organic matter, which inherently links it to [...]

How bioenergy can contribute to sustainable forests and green energy towards zero emissions

 FAO, the Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) co-organized last 4 May a Special session at the XV World Forestry Congress, to highlight  links between sustainable forests and sustainable bioenergy. Sustainable bioenergy plays a crucial role [...]

Forests and trees can help us recover from multiple crises, new FAO report says - State of the World’s Forests Report 2022 details three pathways we must follow to unlock their potential

02/05/2022Seoul/Rome - With the world facing multiple crises including, COVID-19, conflicts, climate crisis and biodiversity loss, our forests can help us recover from their impact, but only if we step up action to unlock their potential. In a key report [...]

Energy and gender: a crucial connection

Greater female empowerment can have a massive impact in terms of food security, childhood nutrition, improved educational outcomes and more sustainable food systems. Energy has a key part to play in bringing about this change. Globally women comprise over 37 percent [...]

The stakes have never been higher: IPCC releases latest report

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group II report on Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability was approved today in a virtual session.Rome – Following two weeks of intense negotiations between governments and the authors of the IPCC Working Group [...]

Sustainable energy is vital to lifting people out of poverty and hunger, FAO Director-General tells UN-Energy meeting

Rome – United Nations agencies and their partners should work closer together to make agrifood production more sustainable and energy-efficient, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Director-General QU Dongyu told a UN energy meeting today.

Turning pollution into sustainable bioenergy: the case of rice straw in India

In our struggle to tackle climate change, reducing short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) must play a crucial role. SLCPs are potent emissions that include black carbon, methane, tropospheric ozone, and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and are commonly associated with refrigeration, diesel-fuelled vehicles, and [...]

Transforming food value chains: sustainable cooling solutions for agricultural cold chains

A food value chain is the interlinked stages food passes through, from production to consumption. A well-functioning and sustainable food value chain is essential for nutrition, health and overall wellbeing. Many value chains, especially of perishable products, require cooling to [...]

Joint FAO-IRENA report on renewable energy for agri-food systems launched at COP26

FAO Director-General also addresses emissions from dairy systems at global climate talks

From less food loss to better market access, renewable energy technologies are key

Modern, efficient agri-food systems depend on reliable access to energy, from farm to plate.For many developing countries, limited access to energy can hinder the development of modern agro-processing industries, prevent farmers from producing higher value products and be a major [...]
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