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Pilot project Global Bio Energy Partnership sustainability indicators in Ghana

  1. 1. Pilot project: Global Bio-Energy Partnership (GBEP) Sustainability Indicators in Ghana Emiel Hanekamp Partners for Innovation BV & representative of NL Agency November 2011 Realisingsustainability
  2. 2. 0 Contents1.Introductions NL Agency and Partners for Innovation BV2.Introduction GBEP3.Pilot project: GBEP Sustainability Indicators in Ghana4.Your expert opinion on Sustainability Indicators in Ghana5.Questions2 Global Bio-Energy Partnership (GBEP) Sustainability Indicators in Ghana
  3. 3. 1.0 NL Agency– NL Agency falls under the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation.– The organisation implements programmes, regulations and laws for 11 departments and 17 clients outside the government.– The mission of NL agency is: the excellent implementation of international, innovation and sustainability policy.– Focussing on: Sustainability Innovation International business Cooperation3 Global Bio-Energy Partnership (GBEP) Sustainability Indicators in Ghana
  4. 4. 1.1 Sustainable biomass/biofuels programs– Global Sustainable Biomass Fund • Subsidy budget: 12,5 M€ (no tenders to come) • Goal: Support Developing Countries producing sustainable biomass for energy, to be able to access local and international markets. • Focus countries: Indonesia, Vietnam, Colombia, Nicaragua, Mali, Tanzania, Mozambique and South Africa – Sustainable Biomass Import • Subsidy budget: 7,5 M€ (no tenders to come) • Goal: Support the increase of sustainable biomass from major biomass producing countries, for energy generation in the Netherlands. • Focus countries: Canada, Brazil, Ukraine, Baltic States and Russia4 Global Bio-Energy Partnership (GBEP) Sustainability Indicators in Ghana
  5. 5. 1.2 Pilot Projects contractedCrop Number Number of projectsAlgae 2Agricultural 3 14Residues 22Jatropha 15 3Palm Oil 8 4Nuts 4 13Oilseed 5 AfricaSugar (Cane, 6 AsiaSorgum & Palm) EuropeWood 7 North AmericaBamboo 2 South America5 Global Bio-Energy Partnership (GBEP) Sustainability Indicators in Ghana
  6. 6. 1.3 Examples of supported projects1. Improving sustainability of cane ethanol through mainstream marketing - Brazil (Solidaridad)2. CIIB-Certification system addressing indirect impacts of biofuels - Brazil (WWF-international, RSB, Ecofys)3. Development candlenut and castor biomass supply chains – Indonesia (Fauna and flora international, PT Export leaf Indonesia)4. Towards Sustainability certification of Jatropha Biofuels in Mozambique (Jatropha Alliance, Partners for Innovation)6 Global Bio-Energy Partnership (GBEP) Sustainability Indicators in Ghana
  7. 7. Realising sustainability1.4 Partners for Innovation– Consultancy firm in Amsterdam (Netherlands) since 2004– Experienced staff (>15 years) with many years in international projects– Private sector clients: Governmental clients: E+Co, Jatropha Alliance, SunBiofuels, European Commission, Dutch GreenResources, Bio2Watt, Sara Lee, Ministries of Environment and Desso, DAF Trucks, MaxiCosi (Dorel), Economic Affairs, Municipalities of The SITA and etcetera Hague and Amsterdam and etcetera– Expertise subjects: 1. Sustainable biomass 2. Product innovations 3. Energy and Climate policies7 Global Bio-Energy Partnership (GBEP) Sustainability Indicators in Ghana
  8. 8. Realising sustainability1.5 Sustainable biomass services– Our ambition: help biomass actors to be successful– Our services: 1. sustainability pre-certification services 2. business plan development 3. feasibility studies 4. market potential studies 5. policy studies 6. capacity building 7. carbon footprints and CDM carbon credit development– Country coverage: Europe: EU and Ukraine South America: Argentina, Brazil and Colombia Africa: Mozambique, Ghana, South Africa, Zambia, Madagaskar and Tanzania Asia: Indonesia and Vietnam8 Global Bio-Energy Partnership (GBEP) Sustainability Indicators in Ghana
  9. 9. Realising sustainability1.6 Examples of executed projects in Africa1. Supporting JSL Biofuels Madagascar SARL (jatropha plantation and biofuels producer) with: business plan development, acquiring funding and evaluation of sustainability; 2009-2010.2. Supporting Jatropha biofuel producers in Mozambique with: evaluation of sustainability, selection of certification system, development of a roadmap towards certification and a carbon footprint; 2009-2011; see www.jatropha- alliance.org or www.agentschapnl.nl/biomass.3. RECIPES study: Inventory of current situation and Renewable Energy market potential for 2020 in 15 developing countries like Niger, Ghana, Uganda, South-Africa and Cameroon; European Commission; 2005-20074. Supporting Bio2Watt a South-African company developing 2-4 MW biogas installations with: evaluation of sustainability, acquiring funding for their activities and CDM carbon credit development; 2009-2012.9 Global Bio-Energy Partnership (GBEP) Sustainability Indicators in Ghana
  10. 10. 2.0 Introduction Global BioEnergy Partnership – GBEP was agreed by the G8 in 2005 and launched on 11 May 2006 in New York at the CSD-14 – GEBP is a Global platform providing a forum to develop effective policy frameworks for bioenergy – Current GBEP partners include: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Fiji, France, Germany, Ghana, Italy, Japan, Mauritania, Mexico, Netherlands, Paraguay, Russian Federation, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, United Kingdom, USA, ECOWAS, European Commission, FAO, IDB, IEA, UNCTAD, UN/DESA, UNDP, UNIDO, UN Foundation, WCRE and EUBIA. – GEBP secretariat is hosted by FAO in Rome (Italy)10 Global Bio-Energy Partnership (GBEP) Sustainability Indicators in Ghana
  11. 11. 2.1 GBEP Sustainability Indicators– In-depth process for selecting and developing GBEP SI o Start of process: March 2009 o Lead: Task Force on Sustainability (with three working groups) o Criteria and principles for the indicators: Relevance: measure sustainability, universal application Practicality: complexity of data collection, data availability Scientific basis: credibility, objectivity, transparency Geographic scale: national level policies– 24 Sustainability Indicators (SI) on: 8 Environmental aspects 8 Social aspects 8 Economic aspects11 Global Bio-Energy Partnership (GBEP) Sustainability Indicators in Ghana
  12. 12. 2.2 The 24 GBEP Sustainability Indicators12 Global Bio-Energy Partnership (GBEP) Sustainability Indicators in Ghana
  13. 13. 2.3 Three examples of the GBEP IndicatorsENVIROMENTAL PILLAR3. Harvest levels Annual harvest of wood resources by volume and as of wood a percentage of net growth or sustained yield, and resources the percentage of the annual harvest used for bioenergySOCIAL PILLAR Effects of bioenergy use and domestic production on10. Price and supply the price and supply of a food basket, which is of a national nationally defined collection of representative food basket foodstuffs, including main staple crops.ECONOMIC PILLAR19. Gross value Gross value added per unit of bioenergy produced andadded as a percentage of gross domestic product13 Global Bio-Energy Partnership (GBEP) Sustainability Indicators in Ghana
  14. 14. 3.0 Pilot GBEP indicators in GhanaGoals: – Enhancing capacity in Ghana on using GBEP bio-energy sustainability indicators as a tool to: o Assess the sustainability of the Ghanaian bio-energy sector o Develop sustainable bio-energy policies – Learning lessons on how to use the indicators o Enhance their practicality for policymakers o Spread experiences in ECOWAS region and learning in GBEPProjectpartners: – Office of the Vice President of Ghana: Tanko Hamza, Biofuel Energy Deputy Liaison officer – Ecowas - ECREEE: Bah Saho, Renewable Energy Expert – Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment: Ralph Brieskorn, International Policy Manager Biofuels – NL Agency: Bregje van Keulen, Advisor Biobased Economy – Partners for Innovation: Emiel Hanekamp, senior consultant 14 Global Bio-Energy Partnership (GBEP) Sustainability Indicators in Ghana
  15. 15. 3.1 Planned activities Nov-Dec 2011 Jan-May 2012 Jun-Jul 2012 Aug 2012• Stakeholder • Assessment of data • Workshops • Report & identification availability with policy presentation makers of results at• Policy • Definition of data aimed at GBEP and inventory collection strategy sustainable ECOWAS bioenergy• Selection of • Identification of long- development indicators term use requirements• Selection of • Stakeholder meetings institutions / to discuss approach universities and results 15 Global Bio-Energy Partnership (GBEP) Sustainability Indicators in Ghana
  16. 16. 4.0 Selected GBEP Sustainability Indicators16 Global Bio-Energy Partnership (GBEP) Sustainability Indicators in Ghana
  17. 17. 4.1 Selected GBEP Sustainability Indicators 1 2 2 2 1 We need your expert opinion! 3 1 3 317 Global Bio-Energy Partnership (GBEP) Sustainability Indicators in Ghana
  18. 18. Thank you for your attention! MORE INFORMATION:NL Agency biomass programs: www.agentschapnl.nl/biomass Kees.Kwant@agentschapnl.nlGBEP pilot Ghana: e.hanekamp@partnersforinnovation.com18 Global Bio-Energy Partnership (GBEP) Sustainability Indicators in Ghana

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