SEMINAR DISCUSSES SUSTAINABLE BIOFUEL DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA
The first High-level Biofuels Seminar in Africa, which met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 30 July - 1 August 2007, has developed an Action Plan for Biofuels Development in Africa.
The Action Plan was annexed to the Addis Ababa Declaration on Sustainable Biofuels Development in Africa, which calls for, inter alia: developing enabling policy and regulatory frameworks; participating in global sustainability discussions; formulating guiding principles on biofuels to enhance Africa's competitiveness; and minimizing the risks of biofuels development for small-scale producers. It further calls for the engagement of development partners to enable North-South and South-South cooperation, urges the engagement of public financing institutions to support biofuels projects, and proposes the establishment of a forum to promote access to biofuels information and knowledge.
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