Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP)

GBEPIn the 2005 Gleneagels Plan of Action, the G8 + 5 (Brazil, China, India, Mexico, and South Afica) agreed to launch a Global Bioenergy Partnership to support wider, cost effective, biomass and biofuels deployment, particularly in developing countries. Following a consultation process among developing and developed countries, international agencies and the private sector, the Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) was launched at the 14th session of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-14) in New York on 11 May 2006.

Who are  the GPEP’s Partners?

GBEP brings together public, private and civil society stakeholders. EUBIA is a partner of the Global Bioenergy Partnership, along with Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russian Federation, United Kingdom, United States of America, FAO, IEA, The Netherlands, UNCTAD, UN/DESA, UNDP, UNEP, UNIDO, UN Foundation and the World Council for Renewable Energy (WCRE).

Purpose and functions of GBEP

The purpose of the Global Bioenergy Partnership is to provide a mechanism for Partners to organize, coordinate and implement targeted international research, development, demonstration and commercial activities related to production, delivery, conversion and use of biomass for energy, with a focus on developing countries.

GBEP’s main functions are to:

  • Promote global high-level policy dialogue on bioenergy and facilitate international cooperation;
  • Support national and regional bioenergy policy-making and market development;
  • Favour efficient and sustainable uses of biomass and develop project activities in the bioenergy field;
  • Foster exchange of information, skills and technologies through bilateral and multilateral collaboration;
  • Facilitate bioenergy integration into energy markets by tackling specific barriers in the supply chain;
  • Act as a cross-cutting initiative, working in synergy with other relevant activities, avoiding duplications.??

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GBEP Secretariat

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)?
Environment, Climate Change and Bioenergy Division
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
00153 Rome, ITALY
Tel: +39 06 57056147
Fax: +39 06 57053369

To download a background information note on the GBEP click here.

To download the GBEP leaflet click here.

The Global Bioenergy Partnership is registered as an Official Partnership of the UN Commission on Sustainable Devleopment, to view the entry of GBEP on the Partners for Sustainable Development database, please follow this link.