29-30 January 2013
Final Global-Bio-Pact Conference in Brussels, Belgium
17-21 September 2012
Global-Bio-Pact Meeting, Workshop, Study Tour in Buenos Aires, Argentina
18-22 June 2012
Global-Bio-Pact Participation at the 20th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EU BC&E)
15-17 February 2012
in London, UK
28-29 September 2011
Workshop & Site Visit
in Bamako, Mali
26-27 September 2011
Meeting in Bamako, Mali
06-10 June 2011
Global-Bio-Pact Participation at the 19th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EU BC&E)
17 March 2011
Study Tour in Medan, Indonesia
16 March 2011
Workshop in Medan, Indonesia
14-15 March 2011
Meeting in Medan, Indonesia
9 September 2010
Workshop in Costa Rica
7-8 September 2010
Meeting in Costa Rica
03-07 May 2010
Global-Bio-Pact Participation at the European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EBCE)
08/09 March 2010
Kick-off-Meeting in Germany
The main aim of the Global-Bio-Pact project (Global-Bio-Pact Global Assessment of Biomass and Bioproduct Impacts on Socio-economics and Sustainability) was the development and harmonisation of global sustainability certification systems for biomass production, conversion systems and trade in order to prevent negative socio-economic impacts.
Emphasis was placed on a detailed assessment of the socio-economic impacts of raw material production and a variety of biomass conversion chains. The impact of biomass production on global and local food security and the links between environmental and socio-economic impacts was analysed. Furthermore, the Global-Bio-Pact project investigated the impact of biomass production on food security and the interrelationship of global sustainability certification systems with the international trade of biomass and bioproducts as well as with the public perception of biomass production for industrial uses.
Finally, Global-Bio-Pact developed a set of socio-economic sustainability criteria and indicators for inclusion into a future effective certification scheme, and the project elaborated recommendations on how to best integrate socio-economic sustainability criteria in European legislation and policies on biomass and bioproducts.
The project was concluded on 31 January 2013.
Please find here the final project report:
"Summary Report of the Global-Bio-Pact Project - Global Assessment of Biomass and Bioproduct Impacts on Socio-economics and Sustainability"
Download here the Global-Bio-Pact Poster:
Global-Bio-Pact is co-funded by the European Commission in the 7th Framework Programme
(contract N° FP7-245085) and coordinated by WIP-Renewable Energies, Germany.
All Project Partners are listed under “Project consortium” section.
Project duration: February 2010 to January 2013