10 Dec 2008

Venue: International Environment House II (7-9 ch. de Balexert)

Organization: Geneva Environment Network

There is an increasing interest in modern bioenergy and the potential opportunities it offers to both developing and industrialised countries. These include increased energy security, GHG emission reductions and sustainable agricultural and rural development. However, bioenergy is not free from risks and drawbacks and recent scientific opinion and public attention has focused on some of them, particularly those associated with liquid biofuels for transportation.

The objective of this roundtable was to bring together key stakeholders to discuss the sustainability of bioenergy development projects, how to improve related policies and to better manage the risks and opportunities for climate change mitigation, energy security and economic and social development.