A global commitment to bioenergy

Bioenergy, a renewable energy source produced from biomass, can significantly contribute to energy access and security, climate change mitigation, food security, and ultimately sustainable development.

Since 2006, the Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) brings together public, private and civil society stakeholders to promote sustainable and efficient use of bioenergy and biomass, particularly in developing countries.

At present, 23 countries and 16 international organizations are GBEP partners, and 33 countries and 17 international organizations and institutions are participating as observers.

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Biogenic CO2 use and storage: Enhancing the circularity and climate benefits of biogas

This webinar looks into how bio-CCUS from biogas can contribute to climate mitigation, analysing novel pathways for the use of bio-CO2 for clean biofuels...

Ethanol as a clean cooking fuel in East Africa

Globally, 2.3 billion people lack access to clean cooking and rely on traditional woodfuel, such as firewood and charcoal, for cooking and heating....

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Hybrid Event, Rome (Italy)

11th GBEP Bioenergy Week
17/06/2024 - 21/06/2024

Join us for the 11th GBEP Bioenergy Week, an international event dedicated to exploring the role of bioenergy in achieving sustainable development....

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The Global Bioenergy Partnership Sustainability Indicators for bioenergy

This report presents 24 indicators of sustainability regarding the production and use of modern bioenergy, to monitor and report on the environmental,...

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The Implementation Guide for the Global Bioenergy Partnership Sustainability Indicators for Bioenergy has been developed to complement and enhance the first edition of The Global Bioenergy Partnership Sustainability Indicators for Bioenergy, published in 2011. It includes guidance that is based on the implementation of the Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) Sustainability Indicators in fourteen countries, spanning four continents.

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The Rapid Implementation Framework (RIF) complements the Implementation Guide, by supporting and expediting the operationalization of selected working packages. The RIF allows users to conduct an evidence-based prioritization of the GBEP indicators. This means that within six months, it should be possible to carry out a rapid measurement of the critical GBEP indicators and obtain a preliminary indication of likely impacts on sustainability from the most relevant bioenergy pathways in the region.


The 10-step greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory framework is intended to guide policy makers and institutions when calculating GHG emissions from bioenergy and to enable life cycle assessments (LCA) of the GHG emissions of bioenergy to be compared on an equal basis.

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2024 GBEP Youth Award

Your voice matters. Your ideas can help shape the future of sustainable bioenergy.

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GBEP Secretariat
Office of Climate Change, Biodiversity and Environment 
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00153 Rome, Italy

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