This page gives an overview of international cooperation and policy on bioenergy. The international organizations page has a more comprehensive list of institutions involved in international cooperation.
- 20-22 June 2012, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) (Earth Summit 2012/Rio+20) (Themes: green economy, international cooperation, sustainable development).
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- 17-19 May 2010, New York City, New York, USA: First Preparatory Committee for the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD). This event, also referred to as 'Rio+20' or 'Rio 20' will address many topics related to sustainability. (Themes: green economy, international cooperation, international organizations, sustainability, United Nations)
- 26-29 September 2010, Rockford, Illinois, USA: International Bioenergy Days 2010. This annual conference alternates between the United States and Sweden, and includes an emphasises on U.S.-Sweden cooperation on alternative energy. (Themes: economics, policy, Sweden, technology)
- 25 October 2010, Nagoya, Japan: Engaging the CBD to build on existng biofuel sustainability initiatives. (Themes: biodiversity, biofuels, international cooperation, IUCN, Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels, sustainability)
- 29 November-10 December 2010, Cancun, Mexico: 16th Conference of the Parties (COP 16) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. (Themes: climate change, Mexico, UNFCCC)
- 30 November-2 December 2010, Delhi, NCR, India: NextGenFuels 2010. (Themes: algae, biofuels, international cooperation, next-generation biofuels, waste)
- 19-21 January 2009, Abu Dhabi: World Future Energy Summit 2009. (Themes: renewable energy, international policy)
- 26 January 2009 , Bonn, Germany: Conference on the Establishment of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) (Themes: international cooperation, renewable energy)
- 30 November-11 December 2009, Copenhagen, Denmark: Meeting of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change & Kyoto Protocol (COP 15). (Themes: climate change, international cooperation)
- 1-12 December 2008, Poznań, Poland: Meeting of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change & Kyoto Protocol (COP 14). (Themes: climate change, international cooperation)
- 3-14 December 2007, Bali, Indonesia: Meeting of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change & Kyoto Protocol. (Themes: climate change, international cooperation)
- Core Agriculture Support Program - Is a part of the Strategic Framework for Subregional Cooperation in Agriculture for the Greater Mekong Subregion Program, which includes Cambodia, China, Lao, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. The program works to increase cross-border trade and investment in agriculture. A major part will focus on ensuring "that the benefits from new opportunities opening up in agriculture through biofuel crops and the attendant new technologies, and the opening of borders among GMS nations will be spread out equitably." (Source: CASP agreement to benefit biofuel producers in Mekong)
- US-Brazil ethanol partnership
- Brazil-Indonesia Consultative Committee on Biofuels
- African Development Bank (AfDB)
- Asian Development Bank (ADB) (sometimes abbreviated AsDB)
- Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) (sometimes abbreviated IDB)
- World Bank
United Nations publications
- Sustainable Bioenergy: A Framework for Decision Makers (pdf) - UN-Energy, April 2007. An overview of the benefits and risks of bioenergy and what policy makers have to do to ensure environmental, social and economic sustainability.
- Energy in the United Nations: An Overview of UN-Energy Activities (PDF file) - UN-Energy, April 2006.
- The Emerging Biofuels Market: Regulatory, Trade and Development Implications prepared by Simonetta Zarrilli; UNCTAD, 2006.
- Introducing the International Bioenergy Platform (IBEP) (PDF file) - FAO, 2006.
- Bioenergy - UN FAO (Food and Agricultural Organization), April 2005.
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