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Title Sustainable development of biofuels in Latin America and the Caribbean / Barry D. Solomon, Robert Bailis, editors
Published New York, NY : Springer, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 252 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Introduction / Barry D. Solomon and Robert Bailis -- International Sustainability Standards and Certification / Christine Moser, Tina Hildebrandt and Robert Bailis -- Brazil: Ethanol / Suani Teixeira Coelho and Patricia Guardabassi -- Brazil: Biodiesel / Robert Bailis -- Argentina / Jorge A. Hilbert and Sofia Galligani -- Peru / Jonathan Moncada, Ricardo A. Tolosa and Carlos A. Cardona -- Colombia / Theresa Selfa, Carmen Bain and Renata Moreno -- Guatemala / Julia Tomei and Rocio Diaz-Chavez -- Mexico / Amarella Eastmond, Carlos García, Alfredo Fuentes and Javier Becerril-García -- The Caribbean / Carlos E. Ludena -- Conclusions / Barry D. Solomon and Robert Bailis
Summary This book examines recent developments in Latin American biofuel production. Taking sustainable development as a central theme, each chapter considers one country in the region and explores how biofuel production is evolving given concerns about food sovereignty, trade and?other social issues. Environmental conservation, as well as an increasingly complex and globalized economic structure, is also taken into account. The contributions to this volume critically explore the ways in which biofuel production in Latin America impact social, economic and environmental systems: the so-called "three pillars of sustainability". Numerous stakeholders, drawn from government, industry, civil society and academia have attempted to define "Sustainable Development" in the context of biofuel production and to operationalize it through a series of principles, criteria, and highly specific indicators. Nevertheless, it remains a fluid and contested concept with deep political and social ramifications, which each chapter explores in detail
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed November 4, 2013)
Subject Biomass energy -- Latin America.
Biomass energy -- Caribbean Area.
Sustainable development -- Latin America.
Sustainable development -- Caribbean Area.
Form Electronic book
Author Solomon, Barry D. (Barry David), 1955- editor
Bailis, Robert, editor
ISBN 1461492742
1461492750 (electronic bk.)
9781461492740
9781461492757 (electronic bk.)