Sustainable Bioenergy: A Framework for Policymakers

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Source:
Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
Authors:
Mats Karlsson
Date:
1 April 2007

This report provides a framework for decision-makers to consider nine key sustainability issues and implications facing bioenergy development, including: 1) the ability of modern bioenergy to provide energy services for the poor; 2) agro-industrial development and job creation; 3) health and gender; 4) structure of agriculture; 5) food security; 6) government budget; 7) trade, foreign exchange balances and energy security; 8) biodiversity and natural resource management; and 9) climate change.