Category: Bioenergy

A Biofuel Debate in the New York Times

Does combating climate change require burning the world’s forests and crops for fuel? It certainly looks that way, judging from the aggressive mandates governments around the globe have set to incorporate bioenergy into their transportation fuels in the...

Jayawijaya Low-Emissions Development Working Group public consultation Wamena

Papuan local wisdom works with scientific knowledge to reduce greenhouse gases

Jayawijaya regency in central Papua province, Indonesia, is combing local ecological wisdom with scientific technical support to devise low-emission development through land-use plans   The Baliem Valley in central Papua has no road access and was only ‘discovered’...

oil palm, rice field

Oil palm can help to sequester more carbon

According to researchers from the World Agroforestry Centre, oil-palm plantations can help climate-change mitigation by not only reducing greenhouse-gas emissions through use as a biofuel but also by sequestering a considerable amount of carbon   In the Philippines,...

agroforestry, My Loi, Viet Nam

Catch the climate-change moment

 A spontaneous answer to a farmer’s question has led to farmer-managed revegetation of a denuded hill and more opportunities for diversifying against climate shocks. It was all about seizing the moment   In the autumn of 2012, a...

Stronger, resilient islands in the Philippines

Small island communities are some of the most vulnerable and isolated in the world. On one, the island of Bohol in the Philippines, trees are an integral part of island life, where survival often depends on traditional agricultural...

Training on improved cook-stove construction for rural women in India

Approximately half of those living in developing countries rely on traditional biomass for cooking. According to IEA, the International Energy Agency, around 815 million people in India use inefficient and polluting means for cooking (IEA 2014). This contributes...

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