A collective effort with contributions from 137 experts from 82 institutions in 24 countries, this assessment report looks at how bioenergy expansion and its impacts perform in the energy, food, environmental and climate security, sustainable development and innovation nexus in both developed and developing regions.
It outlines how:
● development of bioenergy can replenish a community’s food supply by improving management practices and land soil quality
● new technologies can provide communities with food security, fuel, economic and social development while effectively using water, nutrients and other resources
● the use of bioenergy, if done thoughtfully, can actually help lower air and water pollution
● bioenergy initiatives monitored and implemented, hand in hand with good governance, can protect biodiversity, and provide ecosystems services
● efficiency gains and sustainable practices of recent bioenergy systems can help contribute to a low-carbon economy by decreasing greenhouse gas emissions and assisting carbon mitigation efforts
● with current knowledge and projected improvements 30% of the world’s fuel supply could be biobased by 2050.