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FAO/UNEP/UN-Energy Bioenergy Decision Support Tool -
MODULE 9: Tools and Resources
DIRECTIVE 2009/28/EC on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources and amending and subsequently
repealing Directives 2001/77/EC and 2003/30/EC
Author The European Parliament and the Council
Topic Policy Design
Legislation Geographical Coverage Europe
Target audience/ users Practitioners, organizations
Although the legislation is aimed at the EU market, the provisions related to biofuels have special
implications for global biofuels markets and the sustainability criteria that must be met and apply to
imported biofuels as well as biofuels produced within the EU.
Publisher European Commission
LEAP – Long-Range Energy Alternatives Planning System
Author Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
Topic Techno-economic, GHG
Planning tool Geographical Coverage National, Global
Target audience/ users
Energy planners and decision-makers
LEAP is an energy and environmental modeling tool that can be used to track energy consumption,
production and resource extraction in all sectors. It can be used to account for both energy sector
and non-energy sector greenhouse gas (GHG) emission sources and sinks. In addition to tracking
GHGs, LEAP can also be used to analyze emissions of local and regional air pollutants, making it
well-suited to studies of the climate co-benefts of local air pollution reduction.
Publisher Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
Bioenergy and Food Security (BEFS) Analytical Framework
Author Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN
Food and Agriculture, Social, Land Use
Geographical Coverage National, Global
Target audience/ users Policy-makers and bioenergy/food security analysts
The BEFS Analytical Framework provides a set of approaches for understanding the impacts
bioenergy has on food security and how bioenergy can be a driver for agricultural and rural develop-
ment. It assists governments and policymakers by providing an informed basis for decision-making
and in identifying teams of experts that have the correct abilities and skills to carry out the required
Publisher Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN