Tag: UNCTAD

SEI signs MoU with UNCTAD on bioeconomy and other collaboration

SEI signs MoU with UNCTAD on bioeconomy and other collaboration

May 16, 2019 |

In Austria, Stockholm Environment Institute and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The agreement is an overarching mechanism to foster cooperation on trade and environment, backed up by the research and convening capacities of SEI and UNCTAD. The main purpose of collaboration between SEI and […]

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NGOs demand UNCTAD withdraw report; but who is making the false claims?

NGOs demand UNCTAD withdraw report; but who is making the false claims?

April 11, 2016 |

In the UK, Biofuelwatch and six other groups are calling on the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) to withdraw a report, which they say falsely claims that second generation biofuels have become a ”commercial reality.”  In an Open Letter to UNCTAD, the groups warn that the report’s conclusion is based on such profound […]

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The state of biofuel technologies: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to UNCTAD’s advanced biofuels survey

The state of biofuel technologies: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to UNCTAD’s advanced biofuels survey

February 24, 2016 |

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5 Musts for Advanced Biofuels to deploy, deploy, deploy

5 Musts for Advanced Biofuels to deploy, deploy, deploy

February 24, 2016 |

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development released its first look at biofuels since 2007, and its first since the rise of 2G technologies. In Switzerland, UNCTAD has released its first report on the state of biofuel technologies since 2007 and unveiled 5 five recommendations “for the responsible development of the second-generation biofuels industry”. […]

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UNCTAD releases study saying second-generation biofuels have come of age

UNCTAD releases study saying second-generation biofuels have come of age

February 23, 2016 |

In Austria, second-generation biofuels have become a commercial reality, a new UNCTAD report concludes. The report, Second-Generation Biofuel Markets: State of Play, Trade and Developing Country Perspectives, says that this is happening in the context of advanced technologies, economic pressures and a political will to act on climate change. With a specific focus on cellulosic […]

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Biofuels comprise 1% of global energy use, says new UNCTAD report

Biofuels comprise 1% of global energy use, says new UNCTAD report

November 10, 2014 |

In Switzerland, UNCTAD has released a new report indicating that biofuels now account for 1 percent of global energy use. The report also notes that “while alternative energy sources are growing faster than any other energy source, they still account for a very limited share of primary energy demand, therefore they are not expected to […]

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UNCTAD report promotes biofuels, especially for developing countries

UNCTAD report promotes biofuels, especially for developing countries

November 4, 2014 |

In Switzerland, biofuels now account for 1 per cent of global energy use, a new UNCTAD report on the state of the global biofuels market has found, with second-generation technologies, climate change concerns and economic pressures shaping the future of this increasingly important sector. Nonetheless, “while alternative energy sources are growing faster than any other […]

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UNCTAD panel on biofuels says no silver bullet, but no silver critique either

UNCTAD panel on biofuels says no silver bullet, but no silver critique either

June 22, 2012 |

In Brazil, UNCTAD organized a biofuels panel on the eve of the official opening of the Rio+20 global development summit,  which it said was aimed at exploring new sustainable and socially inclusive biofuels experiences in developing and least developed countries. Least Developed Countries score the lowest Human Development Index ratings of all countries in the […]

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