Biomass Users' Network (BUN)

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History

Oct 1985, Bangkok (Thailand), following recommendations of a meeting, Mar 1983, Manila (Philippines).

Aims

Promote environmentally sustainable production, conversion and use of bioresources; through innovative production and efficient use of such resources, advance socio-economic development; provide a network through which individuals, NGOs, governmental organizations, etc, can access information and expertise; promote South-South scientific and technical cooperation in biomass systems.

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Activities

Strategic Plan involves community-based and grassroots NGOs so as to improve potential execution of projects. The Network facilitates project formulation and implementation, information generation and dissemination, joint R and D and training programmes. 'Programme areas' (4): sustainable production and improved utilization of biomass-based energy systems; promoting economically viable and environmentally sound utilization of agricultural and forestry resources; rehabilitation and diversification of the rural economy (eg sugarcane producing and processing industries), in terms of income and energy; protection of degraded and fragile ecosystems. 'Operational priorities' focus on providing assistance to members in: identifying, designing and implementing socially and ecologically sound biomass systems to improve rural economies; facilitating exchange of scientific, technical and economic information; presenting needs, views and ideas to the international development and environmental donor communities.

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 0 countries
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Subjects *

  • Biosciences
    • Biosciences
  • Amenities
    • Consumers

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

UIA Org ID

F2964

Last News Received

2006
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