Global Bioenergy Partnership

Mission and functions

The Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) aims to be a mechanism for partners to organize, coordinate and implement targeted international research, development, demonstration and commercial activities related to production, delivery, conversion and use of biomass for energy, with a focus on developing countries.

GBEP also provides a forum to develop effective policy frameworks, suggest rules and tools to promote sustainable biomass and bioenergy development, facilitate investments in bioenergy, promote project development and implementation, and foster bioenergy activities.

GBEP's main functions are to:

  • promote global high-level policy dialogue on bioenergy and facilitate international cooperation;
  • support national and regional bioenergy policy-making and market development;
  • favour the transformation of biomass use towards more efficient and sustainable practices;
  • foster exchange of information, skills and technologies through bilateral and multilateral collaboration;
  • facilitate bioenergy integration into energy markets by tackling specific barriers in the supply chain; and
  • act as a cross-cutting initiative, working in synergy with other relevant activities, avoiding duplication.

GBEP works in synergy with other FAO teams, such as FAO's Bioenergy and Food Security (BEFS), FAO Forestry, FAO's Sustainable and Circular Bioeconomy, as well as other relevant initiatives, including: