How WWF is promoting sustainable biofuels
- Change policies and promote the inclusion of sustainability criteria in bioenergy legislation;
- Promoting standards and Better Management Practices (BMP´s) by supporting Multistakeholder Roundtables and Dialogues;
- Helping financial institutions and investors to develop sustainable investments screens that include environmental and social criteria for bioenergy.
Progress<3% of global biofuels are third-party certified sustainably produced by standards set by RSB, RSPO, RTRS and Bonsucro (August 2013)
CASE STUDY: Guiding sustainable biofuels development, Kenya
The proposals would have seen thousands of hectares of forests, woodlands and wetlands converted to monoculture plantations of jatropha, a shrubby tree whose oily seeds can be used to make biodiesel. There were social and economic issues as well as environmental ones.