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Pilot testing of Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) criteria and indicators for sustainable bioenergy in targeted developing countries

As of: November 2020

The project tested indicators in order to monitor the sustainability of the production and usage of various forms of bioenergy in Indonesia and Colombia. The indicators were developed by the 'Global Bioenergy Partnership' (GBEP). The project improved the capabilities of the governments concerned to monitor the environmental, social and economic impacts of their bioenergy production and use, and to create a robust policy for sustainable bioenergy development. The project also gathered available data on the topic of bioenergy in partner countries and used a participative process to develop measurement methods and strategies tailored to the particular country. Training and regional workshops enabled governments and scientists to independently monitor and evaluate the indicators.
Successor project(s)
Building capacity in the use of the Global Bioenergy Partnership indicators for sustainable bioenergy

State of implementation/results

  • Project completed
  • Conceptual approach and indicators introduced at workshops in Indonesia and Colombia
  • Method developed for identifying and collecting data from the bioenergy sector - tailored to the needs of the respective countries
  • Comprehensive data collected on the basis of existing database and gaps in database filled; baselines for the 24 GBEP indicators in Colombia and Indonesia developed
  • Training requirements identified and training materials created
  • Partnership and forum established for independent continuation of the Initiative in Colombia and Indonesia
  • Regional forum (Southeast Asia and Latin America) organized to share outcomes, experiences and common key issues concerning sustainable bioenergy production
  • Training concerning data collection, verification and analysis of information on the impact of bioenergy on food security organized in Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Recommended application and improvement of the GBEP indicators developed based on the results in Colombia and Indonesia
  • Studies into the results of the three-year test application in Colombia and Indonesia published

Further Links

Project data

Colombia, Indonesia

Implementing organisation:
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Partner institution(s):
  • Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR) - Indonesia, National Planning Department – DNP (Departamento Nacional de Planeación)
  • Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR) - Indonesia,Ministry of Environment (KLH) - Indonesia,National Planning Department – DNP (Departamento Nacional de Planeación)

BMU grant:
870.187,00 €

10/2011  till  09/2014


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