Socioeconomic and Environmental Impacts of Biofuels: Evidence from Developing Nations

Socioeconomic and Environmental Impacts of Biofuels: Evidence from Developing Nations

By: Per Stromberg (editor), Alexandros Gasparatos (editor)Paperback

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Biofuels are currently in the middle of a heated academic and public policy debate. Biofuel production has increased fivefold in the past decade and is expected to further double by 2020. Most of this expansion will happen in developing nations. This volume is the first of its kind, providing a comprehensive overview of the biofuel debate in developing countries. The chapters are written by a multidisciplinary team of experts, exposing the key drivers and impacts of biofuel production and use. The book covers impacts as diverse as air pollution, biodiversity loss, deforestation, energy security, food security, greenhouse gas emissions, land use change, rural development, water consumption and other socioeconomic issues. Its wide focus accommodates examples from countries in Africa, America and Asia. As such, this book will become an indispensable companion to academics, practitioners and policy makers who wish to know more about biofuel issues in the developing world.


Foreword Stephen Polasky; Part I. Global Overview: 1. Biofuels at the confluence of energy security, rural development and food security: a developing country perspective Per Stromberg and Alexandros Gasparatos; 2. The interrelations of future global bioenergy potentials, food demand and agricultural technology Karl-Heinz Erb, Andreas Mayer, Fridolin Krausmann, Christian Lauk, Christoph Plutzar, Julia Steinberger and Helmut Haberl; 3. Air pollution impacts of biofuels Kristina Wagstrom and Jason Hill; 4. Water for bioenergy: a global analysis Winnie P. Gerbens-Leenes, Arjen Y. Hoekstra and Theo H. van der Meer; 5. The challenges of estimating tropical deforestation due to biofuel expansion Yan Gao, Margaret Skutsch and Omar Masera; Part II. The Case of Brazil: 6. The Brazilian bioethanol and biodiesel programs: drivers, policies and impacts Alexandros Gasparatos, Matteo Borzoni and Ricardo Abramovay; 7. Power, social impacts, and certification of ethanol fuel: view from the northeast of Brazil Markku Lehtonen; 8. Implications of global ethanol expansion on Brazilian regional land use Amani Elobeid, Miguel Carriquiry and Jacinto F. Fabiosa; Part III. Asia: 9. Biofuel expansion in southeast Asia: biodiversity impacts and policy guidelines Janice S. H. Lee, John Garcia-Ulloa and Lian Pin Koh; 10. Jatropha production for biodiesel in Yunnan, China: implications for sustainability at the village level Daisuke Sano, Jane Romero and Mark Elder; Part IV. Africa: 11. Biofuels and Africa: impacts and linkages at the household-level Siwa Msangi; 12. Energy security, agro-industrial development and international trade: the case of sugarcane in southern Africa Bothwel Batidzirai and Francis X. Johnson; 13. Environmental and socio-economic considerations for jatropha growing in Southern Africa Graham P. Von Maltitz, Anne Sugrue, Mark B. Gush, Colin Everson, Gareth D. Borman and Ryan Blanchard; Part V. Synthesis: 14. Biofuels in developing countries: a synthesis Alexandros Gasparatos and Per Stromberg.

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  • ISBN13: 9781108446723
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 409
  • ID: 9781108446723
  • weight: 709
  • ISBN10: 1108446728

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