Round Table on Bioenergy for Sustainable Development (at COP23 in Bonn)
7 November 2017 from 14h00 to 16h00
Location: IRENA Pavilion, Bonn Zone, COP-23 Complex, Bonn
IRENA is organising a Round Table on Bioenergy for Sustainable Development which is open to all registered participants and observers at COP-23. The Roundtable will offer an opportunity for in-depth discussion of the briefing paper on Bioenergy for Sustainable Development, which was jointly developed by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the IEA Technology Collaboration Programme on Bioenergy (IEA Bioenergy) and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The main point of the brief is that significant amounts of bioenergy can be produced without jeopardizing food production or emitting carbon to the atmosphere. In other words, bioenergy can support three key Sustainable Development Goals, among others: sustainable energy for all, adequate nutrition for all, and combatting climate change. It highlights sustainable measures to collect more farm and forest residues and to make more land available for bioenergy crops by boosting yields on food crops, reducing waste and losses in the food chain, and restoring degraded land.