Bioenergy Theme

Modern bioenergy that is sustainably obtained has the potential to mitigate climate change and to bring about rural development and socio-economic improvement. Eight GNESD Centres in Africa, Asia and Latin America have analyzed bioenergy, asking how it can be effectively employed to result in rural development and poverty alleviation in eighteen countries across the globe. This was part of the network’s study under the Bioenergy Theme.

The analysis includes:
  • assessment of the potential of bioenergy (i.e. solid, liquid and gas) for rural development and socioeconomic development
  • barriers to the use of bioenergy
  • sustainability issues of bioenergy
  • policy options and recommendations for the effective utilization of bioenergy for rural development and poverty alleviation
Find below the reports published under the Bioenergy Theme

Summary For Policy Makers

GNESD (2011) Bioenergy: The potential for rural development and poverty alleviation. Global Network on Energy for Sustainable Development (GNESD). Summary for policy-makers.








Technical Synthesis Report

Bioenergy: The potential for rural development and poverty alleviation, Technical Synthesis Report (May, 2011)


Technical Country Reports


AFREPREN (2010) Status of Bioenergy Development in Kenya: The Case of Bagasse-based Cogeneration. Global Network on Energy for Sustainable Development. Technical Country Report, Kenya

AIT (2010) Report on Bioenergy thematic Study in Thailand and Indonesia. Global Network on Energy for Sustainable Development. Technical Country Report, Thailand.

CENBIO-COPPE (2010) Bioenergy, rural development and poverty alleviation in Brazil and Colombia. Global Network on Energy for Sustainable Development. Technical Country Report, Brazil

ERI (2010) Bioenergy Thematic study: The Chinese Case. Global Network on Energy for Sustainable Development. Technical Country Report, China

ENDA (2010) Bioenergy for Rural Development in West Africa, The case of Ghana, Mali and Senegal. Global Network on Energy for Sustainable Development. Technical Country Report Senegal

ERC (2010) Bioenergy, rural development and poverty alleviation in Southern Africa. Global Network on Energy for Sustainable Development. Technical Country Report, South Africa

FB (2010) Bioenergy for Rural Development and Poverty Alleviation – GNESD Countries Analyzed: Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay. Global Network on Energy for Sustainable Development. Technical Country Report, Argentina

TERI (2010) Bio Energy for Rural Development and Poverty Alleviation. Global Network on Energy for Sustainable Development. Technical Country Report, India


Policy Dialogue Panels and Workshop Documents




http://www.gnesd.org/PUBLICATIONS/Bioenergy-Theme
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