Biofuel Electronic Forum
Biodiversity and Liquid Biofuel Production
Pursuant to paragraph (d) of appendix A to annex III of decision VIII/10
, one of the specific functions of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) of the Convention on Biological Diversity is to identify new and emerging issues relating to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. In consultation with the members of the SBSTTA Bureau, the Executive Secretary identified, among other issues, the interlinkages between biodiversity and biofuel production as a new and emerging issue for consideration by SBSTTA at its 12th meeting in the framework of the objectives of the Convention and the 2010 biodiversity target.
In preparation for the 12th meeting of the Subsidiary Body, the Executive Secretary of the Convention has launched this electronic forum to gather information on the status and trends of biofuel production, its advantages and the known and possible adverse impacts on the objectives of the Convention. The electronic forum and SBSTTA considerations will be focused on liquid biofuel bearing in mind that the recent expansion of biofuel production is for the substitution of fossil fuel energy. Click here for general information on recent trends in biofuel production.