Par: Marc Paquin and Karel Mayrand , 2007-10-01
This paper seeks to explore the connections between the development of the biofuels market and the implementation of the UNCCD in the context of the Ten-Year Strategic Plan. The first part provides an overview of the issues raised by the growth of biofuels trade. The second part seeks to connect these issues to objectives and outcomes of the strategic plan and to put forward concrete proposals pertaining to the roles and functions that UNCCD institutions can play within the mandates conferred to them by the 2008-2018 strategic plan.
This note was prepared at the request of the GTZ in the context of a GTZ-organized side event on « Biofuels Development in Drylands - Panacea or Empty Promise ? », held during the Eight Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNCCD, 5-6 September 2007, Madrid, Spain.