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FAO/UNEP/UN-Energy Bioenergy Decision Support Tool -
MODULE 9: Tools and Resources
BIOMITRE (BIOmass based Climate Change MITigation through Renewable Energy)
Author Utrecht University
Year
Topic GHG
Type
Technical
tool
Geographical Coverage Global
Target audience/ users Policy and energy-system planners, carbon fnance specialists
BIOMITRE is a user-friendly software tool that can be used to analyse GHG balances and cost-
effectiveness of different biomass energy technologies.
Publisher
IEA Bioenergy Task 38
Link
http://www.ieabioenergy-task38.org/softwaretools/
Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool (IBAT), including two versions:
1.
IBAT for Business: requires a subscription fee
2.
IBAT for Research and Conservation Planning: NO subscription fee
Author
BirdLife International, Conservation International, International Union for Conservation
of Nature, United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring
Centre
Year
2008
Topic Biodiversity and Conservation
Type
Assessment
tool
Geographical Coverage Global
Target audience/ users
Investors; businesses
The IBAT programme aims at improved collection, update and management of biodiversity data to
support decisions affecting critical natural habitats.
Publisher
IBAT Partnership
Link
IBAT for Business: https://www.ibatforbusiness.org/
IBAT for Research and Conservation Planning: www.ibat-alliance.org/ibat-conservation
Rapid Agrobiodiversity Appraisal (RABA) in the Context of Environmental Services Rewards
Author
Kuncoro, S.A., M.v. Noordwijk, E. Martini, P. Saipothing, V. Areskoug, A.E. Putra, and
T. O’Connor.
Year
2006
Topic Conservation and Biodiversity
Type
Impact assessment,
best practices
Geographical Coverage Global
Target audience/ users
Biologists; Agronomists; Rural Development Specialists;
non-experts
RABA is a tool in which approaches to collect data and appraise the conservation value of an area
rapidly are combined, summarized and adapted. Different techniques such as Rapid Rural Appraisal
and Stakeholder Analysis are among the methods or approaches that are suggested for use in
different phases of RABA.
Publisher
ICRAF, World Agroforestry Centre
Link
www.worldagroforestrycentre.org/sea/Networks/RUPES/download/RABA/
RABAfnal2509.pdf