10/12/2018@12:30 – 14:00
International Congress Centre - Katowice

High level side event in UNFCCC COP24

The need to significantly and sustainably expand the production and use of modern bioenergy, bioproducts, and the low carbon bioeconomy is inescapable and there is growing awareness of this pressing imperative.

In November 2017, during UNFCCC COP 23, a group of major countries united in the Biofuture Platform coalition agreed to scale up the low carbon bioeconomy and develop targets and action plans to sustainably increase deployment of bioenergy and bio-based products. The Biofuture Vision Declaration paved the way to increase ambition and guide further actions by the initiative.

Now, on December 10, at the COP24, the Biofuture Platform countries and partners will renew their commitment to scaling up the sustainable low carbon bioeconomy and write the next chapter for the initiative.

In order to coronate this year´s efforts and start writing the next chapter for the Biofuture Platform, you are invited to attend a high-level event, to be held on the occasion of the COP-24 high-level segment on December 10th, 2018 at 12:30-14:00h, at the Polish Pavillion, within COP Conference Facilities in Katowice, Poland The session will be co-hosted by the UNFCCC COP24 President, Michał Kurtyka, the IEA Executive-Director, Fatih Birol; and the Minister of Environment of Brazil, Mr. Edson Duarte.

This year´s event will include:

i) the launch the “Creating the Biofuture” report, and its synergies with findings from IEA´s recent Renewables Market Report 2018;

ii) Highlights of major new national initiatives and policies by Biofuture member countries to scale up the bioeconomy; and

iii) Announcement and formalization of the next chapter for Biofuture Platform, including a new governance framework agreed by its member countries, and a stepped-up engagement by the IEA.

Programme, registration, and further info in the Biofuture Platform website.

About the Biofuture Platform
The Biofuture Platform (www.biofutureplatform.org) is a 20-nation country-led, multi-stakeholder coalition launched in COP22 whose mission is to promote international collaboration and policy dialogue development to accelerate development and scale up deployment of modern sustainable low carbon bioeconomy. It contributes to close a major gap in the global efforts against climate change, promoting  solutions for the transport, chemicals, plastics, industry and other sectors.