Biofuels in Africa

01 October 2012

United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies

Authors: Alexandros Gasparatos, Kathy Willis (Biodiversity Institute) et al ISBN 978-92-808-4537-2 (pb) ISBN 978-92-808-4536-5 (eb)

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Biofuel production and use in Africa have been linked to numerous environmental and socio-economic impacts such as GHG/atmospheric pollutant emissions, increased water use, water pollution, soil erosion, deforestation, biodiversity loss, income/employment generation, energy security, food security, human health and social conflicts. Whether these impacts are positive or negative depends on a multitude of factors such as the feedstock, the environmental/socio-economic context of biofuel production, and the policy instruments in place during biofuel production, use and trade.