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As of: September 2017

Global Bioenergy Partnership Pilot Project - Indicators of Sustainable Bioenergy

Objective and activities

The project was testing 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 was improving 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 was also gathering available data on the topic of bioenergy in partner countries and was using 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.

Follow-up project:

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

Project data

Global: Colombia, Indonesia

Partner institution:

Indonesia: Ministry of Environment; Colombia: National Planning Department

Implementing organisation:

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

BMUB grant:
€ 870,187.19

10/2011 till 09/2014


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