United States to chair the multilateral Biofuture Platform Initiative
The United States (US) has been announced as the next chair of the Biofuture Platform Initiative during the Biofuture Summit II, hosted by Brazil, May 24-26, 2021. The Biofuture Platform is a multi-stakeholder initiative created to take action on climate change by promoting international coordination on the sustainable low-carbon bioeconomy.
Created in 2016, the Biofuture Platform has grown to include 21 member countries with a shared ambition to scale up sustainable low carbon bioenergy in the transition to clean energy. The US will take over from the incumbent chair, Brazil, in June 2021.
As the new Chair of the Biofuture Platform Initiative, the United States will focus on continually increasing the number and breadth of country members to make this truly a global coalition, focusing on the key challenge areas of developing sustainable biomass as a key element of the clean technology revolution, stimulating private sector engagement, and critical policy convergence to enable success, said David Turk, Deputy Secretary of the US Department of Energy (DOE), of the US priorities as Chair
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