Biofuture Platform: Kickstarting a global, advanced economy.
A declaration was adopted the 16th November 2017 at the COP23 Climate Change Conference in Bonn by member countries of the Biofuture Platform regarding the issue of sustainable biofuels and the target to enlarge the bioeconomy: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Morocco, Mozambique, the Netherlands, Paraguay, the Philippines, Sweden, the United Kingdom and Uruguay.
The decision, called ‘Scaling Up the Low Carbon Bioeconomy’ is to scale up the low carbon bioeconomy and develop collective targets prescribing the contribution of sustainable bioenergy to final energy demand and as a percentage of transport fuel use.
This decision has been made following the findings by the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), who stated that to avoid an increase in the global average temperature and achieve the 2030 temperature goals of the Paris Agreement, bioenergy and biofuels should be not only promoted but be doubled in the next ten years.
Find here the full text declaration and information about the Biofuture Platform.