Analysis of criteria for sustainable development of bioenergy


Concept of sustainable development originates from the environmental movement of 1960s that linked economic growth and worsening of the environmental state. One of the first applications of the term sustainable in the current sense can be found in the first report by the Club of Rome called «The limits to growth»  (1972). In 1980, the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources published World Conservation Strategy , which includes one of the first references to sustainability as a global priority and introduces the term of “sustainable development”.

Position Paper 17 of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine covers general concept of the sustainable development, presents existing binding and recommended sustainability requirements for biofuels in the European Union, analyses the situation in Ukraine and suggests relevant recommendations.