Set up in 2005, the purpose of the Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) is to provide a mechanism for Partners to organize, coordinate and implement targeted international research, development, demonstration and commercial activities related to production, delivery, conversion and use of biomass for energy, with a focus on developing countries.
GBEP provides also a forum to develop effective policy frameworks to:
- suggest rules and tools to promote sustainable biomass and bioenergy development;
- facilitate investments in bioenergy;
- promote project development and implementation;
- foster R&D and commercial bioenergy activities.
GBEP and its Partners comprise 23 countries and 14 international organizations and institutions A further 27 countries and 12 International Organizations and institutions are participating as Observers.