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Thứ Ba, 26 tháng 5, 2009

IGES Biofuels Project

ICES Biofuels

What's New ?
Activity Report: “Research workshop on sustainable biofuel development in Indonesia: Progress so far and future applied research”(4-5 February 2009, Jakarta, Indonesia)


Biofuels are now a priority policy topic in Asia, and many countries are rushing to promote them. Biofuels show great promise for their potential to contribute to several urgent problems such as energy security, greenhouse gas reduction, poverty reduction, and to help promote sustainable development.

However, there is the danger that if they are not implemented in a sustainable way, these benefits might not be realised. Biofuels could end up causing more problems than they solve by endangering food security and aggravating environmental problems brought by possible deforestation, biodiversity loss, land degradation and water pollution. There is also the possibility of increased poverty. Some countries are now beginning to recognise the potential pitfalls of biofuels, but there is no consensus yet on what is the best approach to take.

The goal of the Biofuels Project is to develop policy recommendations to ensure that biofuels are produced and consumed in a sustainable manner, and that their potential economic, environmental, and social benefits can be fully realised.

IGES Biofuels Project
2108-11 Kamiyamaguchi, Hayama, Kanagawa, 240-0115 Japan
Tel: +81-46-826-9587 / Fax: +81-46-855-3809 / E-mail: bf-info@iges.or.jp

Source: http://www.iges.or.jp/en/bf/index.html

Jane Romeo (an expert of IGES) visited to IFAD-ICRISAT-CIAT-VNCP Biofuel Project
(Tay Hoa village,Thong Nhat District, Dong Nai provinve, SER Vietnam, 28 May 2009)

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