Agricultural Biodiversity

Responses to Notifications for Biofuels and Biodiversity

Notification: SCBD/STTM/JM/DCO/76500 (2011-121)

Agricultural biodiversity: biofuels and biodiversity
Experiences and results from assessments of the impacts of biofuel production and use on biodiversity and impacts on biodiversity that affect related socioeconomic conditions
CBD national focal points, SBSTTA focal points and relevant Organisations

Submission Date Contents
Brazil 29-Sep-2011 Brazil's Submission

European Centre for Nature Conservation (ECNC) 21-Jun-2011 BioScore: A tool to assess the impacts of European Community policies on Europe’s biodiversity (2009)

ECNC (2008) Impacts of biofuel production on biodiversity in Europe.

Eggers J., et al. (2009) Is biofuel policy harming biodiversity in Europe? Global Change Biology Bioenergy 1: 18-34.

IEA Bioenergy Task 38 workshop (2009) Land Use Changes due to Bioenergy - Quantifying and Managing Climate Change and other Environmental Impacts.

Louette G., et al. (2010) BioScore - Cost-effective assessment of policy impact on biodiversity using species sensitivity scores. Journal for Nature Conservation 18-2: 142-148.

European Union 29-Sep-2011 Belgium

European Union (EU)


Finland : National and Regional Experiences (2009)



United Kingdom

Renewable Energy Directive Report (2010) (supplemental submission from the United Kingdom)


France: BIO Intelligence Service (2010) (french)

Ecofys Report (2011) (submitted by the Netherlands)

Ecofys Report (2009) (submitted by the Netherlands)

Norway 23-Oct-2011 Norway's Submission

Swedish Board of Agriculture 27-Sep-2011 Sustainable Bioenergy Production (2010)

Meat and milk production in Sweden and its impact on biodiversity and climate (2011) (Swedish)
English Summary

Biologisk mångfald och bioenergii odlingslandskapet (2009) (Swedish)
English Summary

Sustainable Production of Bioenergy from Agriculture and Forestry in the Nordic Countries (2009)

Impacts of biofuel production on biodiversity in Europe (2008).

Switzerland 2-Nov-2011 Switzerland's Submission

UNEP-WCMC 30-Sep-2011 The Bioenergy and Water Nexus (2011)

Review: The impacts of biofuel production on biodiversity (2009)

Protecting Biodiversity When Planning and Implementing Bioenergy Policy and Projects

JNCC Report: Indirect Land Use Change from biofuel production (2011)

The Potential for Biofuel in Uganda (2010)

Towards sustainable production and use of resources: Assessing Biofuels (2009)

UNEP DTIE’s issue paper series

Bioenergy decision support tool

United Nations University - Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) 29-Jun-2011 Cover Letter

Gasparatos, A., Stromberg, P., Takeuchi, K. (2011) Biofuels, ecosystem services and human wellbeing: Putting biofuels in the ecosystem services narrative. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 142 (3-4): 111-128.

UNU-IAS Policy Report Impacts of Liquid Biofuels on Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity (2010)

Interlinkages in climate change- vulnerability of a mitigation strategy: Implications of increased typhoon intensity on biofuel production (2009)

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) 10-Nov-2011 Forests and Energy (2011)

Notification: SCBD/STTM/JM/RH/64589 (2008-100)

Request for submissions of information on experiences on the development and application of tools relevant to the sustainable production and use of biofuels. Below are some of the submissions received. Many of the articles have now been posted as links in Tools and Approaches or in Additional resources: