FAO-THE CHARCOAL TRANSITION Greening the charcoal value chain to mitigate climate change and improve local livelihoods



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This publication was prepared by Jinke van Dam in collaboration with Janske van Eijck and Jolien Schure, under the overall coordination and technical guidance of Zuzhang Xia, FAO Forestry Officer (Wood Energy). The senior management team of the Forestry Policy and Resources Division, FAO Forestry Department, provided general parameters for the publication’s content and supervised its development.



Experts associated with the partner organizations in an informal contact group on wood energy made invaluable contributions to the publication, from the concept note to various drafts. Special thanks are due to the following colleagues: Christopher Martius and Rosa Maria Roman-Cuesta at the Centre for International Forestry Research; Cornelia Ehlers and Dorothea Otremba at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit; Denis Gautier and Emilien Dubiez at the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development; George Akwah Neba at the International Union for Conservation of Nature; Henry Neufeldt, Mary Njenga and Phosiso Sola at the World Agroforestry Centre; Miyuki Iiyama at the Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences; Robert Bailis at the Stockholm Environment Institute; and Jean-Yves Garnier, former head of the Energy Data Centre at the International Energy Agency.



The report benefited considerably from the inputs of the following FAO colleagues: Fritjof Boerstler, Jeffrey Campbell, Peter Csoka, Marc Dumas-Johansen, Maina Kibata, Min Kim, Andrey Kushlin, Arvydas Lebedys, Eva Müller, Mats Nordberg and Andreas Thulstrup. Many thanks to Alastair Sarre for editing, Kate Ferrucci for graphic design and layout, and Patricia Tendi for supporting editorial production.


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