NEW REPORT: Africa looks to renewable energy in the agrifood sector

On the eve of 2020, governments will submit updated and enhanced nationally determined contributions to remain within the limit of a 2°C temperature increase as per the Paris agreement of 2015. Building on FAO's regional-level analyses of the NDCs, the report [...]

Is using biomass and waste to generate energy in the Seychelles a viable solution?

The Seychelles Government is working to increase the share of renewable energy in the electricity matrix to 5 percent by 2020 and 15 percent by 2030. Could residues from the agriculture and agro-processing sectors, including waste provide an alternative? While policies [...]

Bioeconomía sostenible: apuesta por un cambio de paradigma productivo global

Conocer los avances de la integración de la bioeconomía sostenible en cada país; recoger insumos para continuar con el trabajo; y a la vez propiciar el diálogo interinstitucional entre agentes nacionales e internacionales a través del intercambio de experiencias y [...]

Modern bioenergy technologies are key to meeting climate targets

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?

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”

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

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

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

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 [...]
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