Tag: UN

Heathrow calls for more action on aviation biofuels at UN and UK level

Heathrow calls for more action on aviation biofuels at UN and UK level

July 23, 2019 |

In the UK, Heathrow Airport supports the goal of net zero carbon by 2050 and as such is calling on the UN’s aviation body ICAO to set targets for the use of biofuels in aviation, as recommended by the Energy Transition Commission. The airport is also calling on the UK government to invest some of […]

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UN report shows Zambia has potential for viable biofuel industry but needs support

UN report shows Zambia has potential for viable biofuel industry but needs support

April 17, 2017 |

In Zambia, the United Nations University has published a paper reviewing the status of the biofuels industry, as a land-abundant country, for the local and wider Southern African market. It identifies potential biofuel feedstocks as crucial elements for establishing a viable industry. Identified potential bioethanol feedstocks include sugarcane, cassava, sweet sorghum, and maize; for biodiesel, […]

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The Paris Climate Agreement: What it Says, and What it Means

The Paris Climate Agreement: What it Says, and What it Means

December 13, 2015 |

“The World Starts from Tomorrow” says UN Secretary-General In France, representatives from 195 nations approved the Paris Agreement on global, coordinated response framework for climate change. Acceptance of the Agreement arrived at the end of COP 21. Paris: What it Says The signatories aimed “to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change, […]

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UN deputy SG commends work of Sustainable Bioenergy Group under SE4ALL

UN deputy SG commends work of Sustainable Bioenergy Group under SE4ALL

October 7, 2015 |

In New York, the United Nation’s deputy Secretary General has applauded the Sustainable Bioenergy Group—the new name for the Sustainable Bioenergy High Impact Opportunity under the Sustainable Energy for All initiative—for driving leadership in the space. Co-chaired by the Food and Agriculture Organization and the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials, partners include Bloomberg New Energy Finance, […]

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Joule to host climate change seminar in Norway, Jeffrey Sachs will headline

Joule to host climate change seminar in Norway, Jeffrey Sachs will headline

September 1, 2014 |

In Norway, Joule will be hosting a strategic seminar on climate change next Tuesday, September 9th in Oslo. The seminar, entitled “Converting Words to Action on Climate Change: The Role of Technology” will discuss the role of newer technologies that are still advancing towards maturity and economic feasibility, requiring the collective support of government, academia […]

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UN draft document for application of UNFC-2009 to renewable energy resources open to comment through Sep. 12

UN draft document for application of UNFC-2009 to renewable energy resources open to comment through Sep. 12

August 24, 2014 |

In Europe, the UN draft document, “Generic Specifications for Application of the United Nations Framework Classification for Fossil Energy and Mineral Reserves and Resources 2009 (UNFC-2009) to Renewable Energy Resources” is open for public comment through September 12, 2014. The purpose of the document is to enable the application of UNFC-2009, incorporating Specifications for its […]

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Global Renewable Fuels Alliance encourages biofuels development goals for UN

Global Renewable Fuels Alliance encourages biofuels development goals for UN

June 23, 2014 |

In Canada, the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA) is encouraging participants to include specific targets for biofuels development as part of the UN’s goals as the 12th Session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals is under way at the United Nations in New York City. “As participants continue to set new UN […]

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UN IPCC report concludes that ILUC emissions are highly uncertain

UN IPCC report concludes that ILUC emissions are highly uncertain

April 14, 2014 |

In Europe, the European Renewable Ethanol Association (ePURE) has announced the findings of a UN IPCC report, “Bioenergy and climate change mitigation: an assessment,” which is released today as part of the IPCC 5th Assessment Report. The report confirms that bioenergy has a massively positive role to play in society but more research is needed to […]

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Oil prices drive grain prices, says new UN study

Oil prices drive grain prices, says new UN study

December 16, 2013 |

In Italy, oil prices, not ethanol, were the main drivers of grain prices in a new study from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). While ethanol moves in line with oil in the long term, the relationship between ethanol and oil prices between 1980 and 2012 has been nonlinear in the short term. The […]

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Global Forum for Food and Agriculture runs this week in Berlin

Global Forum for Food and Agriculture runs this week in Berlin

January 21, 2013 |

In Germany, the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture will occur this week, and the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA) is urging the world’s Agriculture Ministers to include biofuels in their strategies to foster the agricultural economy and improve food security around the world. Bliss Baker, spokesperson for the GRFA, cited recent case studies in […]

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