Biofuels and Environmental Impact - Scientific Analysis and Implications for Sustainability

Policy Brief No. 9 from UNESCO, SCOPE, and UNEP

While biofuels already provide some developing and developed countries with a local source of renewable energy and jobs for rural populations, both positive and negative environmental effects can occur as a result of biofuel production. The environmental consequences of biofuel production depend on what crops or materials are used, where and how these feedstocks are grown, how the biofuel is produced and used, and how much is produced and consumed. The policy brief provides key information for policy makers.

Policy Brief No. 9: Biofuels and Environmental Impact  - Scientific Analysis and Implications for Sustainability

Source: Source: SCOPE [1]

Categories

  • Biomass
  • Climate change mitigation
  • Mitigation
  • Renewable energies
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