Efforts to bring cleaner, more efficient stoves to the billions of people who use traditional biomass for cooking and heating have gained new momentum in recent years, driven both by longstanding health and environmental concerns, and by a growing recognition of the importance of modern energy access for development.

This is an evaluation of the potential of bioenergy sources for sustainable development based on analysis of 12 bioenergy project types in India, Brazil and Sub-Saharan Africa. It systematically examines the benefits claimed in project design documents for 76 CDM bioenergy projects.

Protocols are the foundation of an offset program. By defining eligibility requirements and the quantification of the quantity of offsets generated, protocols will drive the development of emission reduction and sequestration projects. By assuring quality standards for offsets, protocols are also central to the credibility of offset markets. This report examines U.S.

Carbon or greenhouse gas (GHG) offsets have long been promoted as an important element of a comprehensive climate policy approach. Offset programs can reduce the overall cost of achieving a given emission goal by enabling emission reductions to occur where costs are lower.