The Bioenergy Community of Practice (BioE-CoP) is a peer-to-peer learning network of practitioners from governments, the private sector and non-governmental organizations, who work together for advancing the development of bioenergy in Latin America and the Caribbean. Launched in 2016 by the Secretariats of the LEDS LAC Regional Platform and theLEDS GP Energy Working Group, the BioE CoP brings together multiple LAC government leaders and key international experts to exchange good practices and provide tools and resources towards the design and implementation of bioenergy policies and programs.
Since 2016, the BioE-CoP has enabled experts from 13 countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bolivia, Belize, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Jamaica, Mexico, and Uruguay; as well as numerous regional and national organizations to exchange experiences about opportunities and challenges for bioenergy in LAC.
Activities and thematic focus
Past and planned activities include: online exchange and training sessions, in person workshops, bilateral exchanges, organization of webinars, coordination of technical assistance from CoP partners to member organizations, dissemination of information to CoP members about relevant initiatives and tools; and development of knowledge products.
Although the Community of Practice has a broad focus on different forms of bioenergy, each year the learning activities are organized around a specific topic, which is selected based on the interests expressed by the CoP members.
The topics during the first three years have been:
2016: Advancing bioelectricity development
2017: De-risking investments in bioelectricity
2018: Policy and market environment for sustainable biogas investments
2019-2020: Integration of bioenergy in national energy and climate policies
Please see below a list of our online and in person activities:
Our recent activities and material
2019 – 2020. Integrating bioenergy in national climate and energy policies
Online Presentation. (BioE) Online session: The potential and challenges for bioenergy development lessons from Brazil