"Promoting climate friendly bioenergy and food security in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (assessing the possibilities for 2011)"
This was the title of the FAO and ADB sponsored workshop at which I presented on biochar and the output from the Yunnan Biochar Study on 11 February at the ADB Thailand Resident Mission, Bangkok. As well as FAO and ADB the audience included representatives from EEP Mekong, UNDP, government agency reps from Finland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, France, Japan and USA. Mae Fah Luang University, AIT and other independent agencies were also represented at this small, informal forum (~30 participants).
The program included 6 presentations:
- GMS partnership, activities on bioenergy and proposed program – Climate friendly bioenergy and food security (ADB)
- Bioenergy & Food Security – A regional perspective (FAO)
- Possibilities for using microfinance for farm/household level bioenergy technologies (AIT)
- Developing and testing standards for biomass energy in ASEAN (JGSEE)
- Developing opportunities for public private partnerships in rural bioenergy (ECO-Asia)
- Potential for biochar in the GMS (BSL-SaafConsult).
Please get in touch if you are interested in seeing any of these presentations. Please also refer to the earlier postings on the Yunnan biochar study.