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Roadmap for Sustainable Biofuels in Southern Africa

Regulatory Frameworks for Improved Development?

The finite nature of fossil raw materials and the necessity of climate protection call for a worldwide reform of energy and resource policies to promote the utilization of renewable, natural resources. This publication addresses these issues with a focus on southern Africa and pools the results of a workshop held by the Development and Rule of Law Programme of the University of Stellenbosch and the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation in November 2015.

Against the backdrop of the need for an increase in energy efficiency and a decrease in energy and resource utilisation, and for an economy that utilises fewer fossil raw materials and that relies more on renewable, environmentally friendly and natural resources, this publication gather articles in the field of national and international policies and regulations concerning biofuels with a focus on southern Africa. High-level interdisciplinary research and topics of research include among others the science base for bioenergy and the presentation of examples of best practice. The finite nature of fossil raw materials and the necessity of climate protection call for a worldwide reform of energy and resource policies to promote the utilisation of renewable, natural resources. In this light, this publication makes a significant contribution with the intention to foster the dialogue on biofuels in southern Africa and beyond.