Peter Read
November 2001
Energy & Environment;2001, Vol. 12 Issue 5/6, p511
Academic Journal
In this paper it is argued that in the long term biofuel should play a significant role in global climate policy.Recent technological developments, as well as sustainable development criteria, would favour growing biofuel in community-scale plantations in developing countries. It is also pointed out that the lead times involved in growing biofuels are so great that the inclusion of biofuel plantation sinks in the CDM for the first commitment period would be desirable. It is suggested that to meet opposition to the inclusion of plantation sinks in the first commitment period plantation, sinks should be linked to biofuels technology development and production, and a biofuels obligation for plantation sink projects in the CDM should be established.


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