The CEM Biofuture Platform Initiative was built upon the previously existing Biofuture Platform, which is a 20-country effort established in 2016 under the leadership of Brazil to accelerate the transition to a sustainable, low carbon, global bioeconomy.
The framework and collaboration fostered under the BfP, serves as the foundation to the activities under the established CEM initiative.
The Clean Energy Ministerial Biofuture Platform Initiative (BfPI) aims to raise international ambition and advance sustainable commercial scale bioenergy production, trade and use globally, across all sectors of the economy via analysis, policies, programs and projects making bioenergy a key enabler in the global clean energy transition.
The BfPI will offer an opportunity to raise the visibility of international bioenergy activities to energy ministers in the larger context of the clean energy discussions.
The BfPI seeks to:
The initiative helps CEM member countries to realise their sustainable bioenergy potential, thus supporting transitions to a low-carbon energy system (and bioeconomy, more broadly) and contributing to reaching targets under the Paris Agreement. In addition to climate change mitigation, increased modern bioenergy production and use may contribute to other key policy objectives as well, such as increased diversity and security of energy supply; improved access to modern energy services (in developing countries); improved local air quality; economic development; and job creation.
As discussed by participants in the CEM10 side event “Sustainable bioenergy and biofuels: the road to low-carbon transitions”, the initiative could play a key role by: