Commitment to Action

Bio-Energy Evaluation Tool (BEET)

Commitment by

United Nations Foundation, Italian Ministry For The Environment, Land, & Sea, Corrado Clini

In 2008, the Government of Italy, the United Nations Foundation (UNF), and the Energy and Security Group (ESG) committed to fund the Bio-Energy Evaluation Tool (BEET). BEET is a user-friendly decision support tool for use in evaluating country-level energy security, economic, agricultural, and environmental impacts of bioenergy policies and strategies on a quick-turnaround basis. Subsequent funding for BEET support has been secured from other supporters including the U.S. Department of State and the Organization of American States under the U.S.-Brazil Biofuels Partnership.
As of May 2011, the alpha, beta, and gamma versions of BEET have been developed. BEET has been applied to biofuels energy policies in El Salvador, the Dominican Republic, and West African countries. Implementation included a training course for Government officials, private sector, and other key stakeholders.

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Commitment

Bio-Energy Evaluation Tool (BEET)

Launched

2008

Est. Duration

3-5 years

Estimated Total Value

$3,000,000

Region

Latin America & Caribbean

Countries

EL SALVADOR, GUATEMALA

Commitment by

United Nations Foundation, Italian Ministry For The Environment, Land, & Sea, Corrado Clini

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Inter-American Development Bank, Organization of American States (OAS), Energy and Security Group