Reports

Reports by the United Nations or dealing with international issues (newest first):

Lifecycle greenhouse gas implications of US national scenarios for cellulosic ethanol production – Environmental Research Letters, Published 24 January 2012.

Sustainable Land Use for Bioenergy in the 21st Century – Industrial Biotechnology, December 2011.

The Energy Report  – The Energy Report, produced by WWF and Ecofys, envisions a possible scenario in which the world’s energy supply is provided by renewable and sustainable sources by 2050; February 2011.

Impact of distributed storage and pre-processing on Miscanthus production and provision systems – Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining, Volume 6 Issue 1, published 25 August 2011.

International trade in biofuels: an introduction to the special issue  – International trade in biofuels: an introduction to the special issue; May 2009.

Risk governance guidelines for bioenergy policies  – This International Risk Governance Council (IRGC) Policy Brief identified several substantial deficits in the current governance of the opportunities and risks of bioenergy, and proposes a number of recommendations for improving the assessment and the management of major risks related to an unsustainable development of bioenergy, and in particular liquid biofuels. October 2008.

Sustainable Bioenergy: A Framework for Decision Makers  – UN-Energy. An overview of the benefits and risks of bioenergy and what policy makers have to do to ensure environmental, social and economic sustainability. April 2007.

Energy R-evolution A SUSTAINABLE WORLD ENERGY OUTLOOK: Global report  – European Renewable Energy Council and Greenpeace; January 2007.

Renewables 2006: Global Status Report Update  by Eric Martinot (lead author); prepared for REN21 by Worldwatch Institute, 2006.

‘‎Biofuels for Transportation: Global Potential and Implications for Sustainable Agriculture and Energy in the 21st Century ’, Worldwatch Institute, June 2006.

Energy in the United Nations: An Overview of UN-Energy Activities  – UN-Energy, April 2006.

Sustainable International Bioenergy Trade: Securing Supply and Demand  – Sustainable International Bioenergy Trade (Task 40), IEA Bioenergy March 2006.

The Emerging Biofuels Market: Regulatory, Trade and Development Implications  prepared by Simonetta Zarrilli; UNCTAD, 2006.

Introducing the International Bioenergy Platform (IBEP)  – FAO, 2006.

Renewables 2005: Global Status Report  by Eric Martinot (lead author); prepared for REN21 by Worldwatch Institute, 2005.

Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) – White Paper  – Italian Ministry for the Environment, Territory and Sea, October 2005.

Bioenergy – UN FAO (Food and Agricultural Organization), April 2005.

Biofuels for Transport- An International Perspective – IEA, 11 May 2004