unctad.org | UNCTAD Launches Biofuels Initiative
UNCTAD Launches Biofuels Initiative
21 June 2005

Key Issues

The UNCTAD Biofuels Initiative was presented at a press conference organized during a seminar of the International Energy Agency (IEA) on "Assessing the bio-fuels option". The aim of the initiative is to help developing countries make the most of their renewable energy potential.

An international expert group was set up to help developing countries increase the production, use and trade of bio-fuels resources and technology. UNCTAD was designed the coordinator of the various activities, which are to be carried out jointly with other UN agencies, the private sector, non-governmental organizations and applied research centres.



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