This chapter discusses the social and economic impacts of biofuels in East Asia by analyzing four country case studies. Three case study countries are large Asian rapidly developing countries which were expected to be large consumers and producers of biofuels at the beginning of the biofuel boom in the late 2000s: Indonesia, India, and China. All...
In the beginning of the biofuel boom in the late 2000s, there were high expectations
in many Asian countries that biofuels could enhance energy security, provide jobs,
and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. There were hopes that biofuels could
be produced and consumed on a large scale and high expectations of significant
This presentation introduces this book:
Elder, M. and King, P. (eds) (2018) Realising the Transformative Potential of the SDGs. Hayama, Japan: Institute for Global Environmental Strategies. Available at: https://pub.iges.or.jp/pub/realising-transformative-potential-sdgs.
Despite considerable hope and enthusiasm raised by the Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs), and some quick initial efforts, many
governments and stakeholders are uncertain about how to proceed
concretely. The 2030 development agenda is intended to be transformative,
and the goals seem comprehensive, but they also are very complex - with