Sustainability governance of bioenergy and the broader bioeconomy
Technical Paper prepared for IEA Bioenergy Task 45 and the Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) Task Force on Sustainability
The bioeconomy – and bioenergy as part of that – provides key opportunities to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and to contribute to a “green” recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic . For this, though, it is crucial to assuring sustainability governance of the bioeconomy, e.g., regarding access to land, conservation of biodiversity, mitigating climate change, providing employment, ensuring food security, and water availability.
This paper aims to provide an overview of the status and recent developments of bioenergy and bioeconomy governance for the Sustainability Task of the Global Bioenergy Partnership3, IEA Bioenergy, and the interested public.