New Map Gives Public a Global View of Biofuel Development
by Karin Holzzknecht (Center for International Forestry Research Forest Blog) Assessing how biofuels affect forests and people’s livelihoods and how its production can be more sustainable has been made easier following the recent release of an interactive map which provides a geographical overview of biofuel production, consumption and investment around the world.
The Global Biofuel Information Tool (GBIT), developed by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), with support from Profundo, is the first systematic attempt at gathering and consolidating data on biofuels and making this accessible in a user-friendly format. The GBIT was developed under a project funded by the European Commission exploring bioenergy, sustainability and trade-offs between the two. The project aims to analyse bioenergy developments and their implications for forests and people’s livelihoods. READ MORE Access Global Biofuel Information Tool