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The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) is very happy to announce the launch of the book "Roadmap for Sustainable Biofuels / Bioenergy in Southern Africa: Regulatory Frameworks for Improved Development Potential?" that has been a cooperation project between KAS, the Development and Rule of Law Programme (DROP), the Biofuels Research Chair and Water Institute at University of Stellenbosch for the last two years.
Many studies have shown the growing need to produce cleaner energy and to stop climate change. Agenda 21, the Kyoto Protocol and other international agreements and determining national policy documents, emphasise the need to search for sustainable energy solutions and replace fossil fuels with renewable energy sources. Biofuels could increasingly become part of a sustainable solution to a wide range of challenges – environmental sustainability in the face of climate change, energy security, rising geographical instability and increasing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
The book that will be published in May 2017 is an outcome of a KAS expert roundtable in 2015. The book gives an overview of the scientific background of bioenergy and takes a critical look at possible risk factors for the environment and society by biofuel plants. A closer look is taken at the “socio-enviro-economic” impacts of biofuels with a focus on southern Africa. Furthermore the book provides a background on biofuel regulations from a comparative law perspective. The book aims to outline the potential to develop biofuels as one solution for climate change, energy security and socio-economic challenges.
We would be honored if you would accept our invitation to be part of the book launch and the following discussion.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org until Thursday, 29th April 2017.