Global Bioenergy Partnership

Working Group on Capacity Building for sustainable Bioenergy (WGCB)

The Working Group on Capacity Building for Sustainable Bioenergy (WGCB) promotes the dissemination, use and implementation of the outcomes of the GBEP Task Forces on GHG Methodologies and on Sustainability through activities and projects. It was established in 2011, and is currently under the co-leadership of Argentina and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

The WGCB raises awareness of the potential benefits of sustainable modern bioenergy through multiple means, including workshops, study tours, public forums and other ways to present sustainable practices and assess resources. The activities and projects developed within the Working Group are country driven.

The focus of the WGCB is to facilitate collaboration among GBEP partners and observers for capacity building projects and related activities. The working group is also facilitating cooperation and capacity building through sharing information, stimulating discussion, and identifying opportunities for cooperation on sustainable bioenergy development and deployment, as well as encouraging sharing of lessons learned, identifying and disseminating information about existing tools and resources available from both the public and private sources and facilitating appropriate linkages between them.

The working group is currently focusing in the following activity groups:

 Informal discussion groups also exist on the linkages between bioenergy and nutrition.

The working group encourages youth participation in all activities.

More working areas


GBEP Secretariat
Office of Climate Change, Biodiversity and Environment 
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
00153 Rome, Italy

[email protected]