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“ENERGY-SMART” FOODFOR PEOPLE AND CLIMATEISSUE PAPER
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ENERGY-SMART FOOD FOR PEOPLE AND CLIMATEIssue PaperFOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS2011
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The designations employed and the presentation of material in this information product do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) concerning the legal or development status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. The mention of specific companies or products of manufacturers, whether or not these have been patented, does not imply that these have been endorsed or recommended by FAO in preference to others of a similar nature that are not mentioned. The views expressed in this information product are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of FAO.All rights reserved. FAO encourages the reproduction and dissemination of material in this information product. Non-commercial uses will be authorized free of charge, upon request. Reproduction for resale or other commercial purposes, including educational purposes, may incur fees. Applications for permission to reproduce or disseminate FAO copyright materials, and all queries concerning rights and licences, should be addressed by e-mail to:[email protected] or to the Chief, Publishing Policy and Support BranchOffice of Knowledge Exchange, Research and ExtensionFAOViale delle Terme di Caracalla00153 RomeItaly© FAO 2011Cover photo credits from left to right:©FAO/Giuseppe Bizzarri©FAO/Giampiero Diana
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AcknowledgementsThe lead author of this paper was Ralph E. H. Sims (Massey University, New Zealand). The project was led and managed by Olivier Dubois (Climate, Energy and Tenure Division of FAO’s Natural Resources Management and Environment Department) who also provided major contributions to the text. Colleagues from this division also contributed to the paper. Alessandro Flammini collated and analysed the data and together with Erika Felix and Anne Bogdanski contributed to the text. Very useful review comments were received from FAO colleagues in other departments: Francis Chopin, Theodor Friedrich, Peter Holmgren, Josef Kienzle, Michela Morese, David Muir, Jonathan Reeves and Peter Steele. Martina Otto (United Nations Environment Programme), Prof Ravindranath (Indian Institute of Science), Uwe Schneider (University of Hamburg) and Pete Smith (Aberdeen University) also provided valuable input.
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“The General Assembly of the United NaƟons declared 2012 to be the InternaƟonal Year of Sustainable Energy for All. IniƟaƟves by Member States and internaƟonal organizaƟons are being undertaken to create an enabling environment at all levels for the promoƟon of access to energy and energy services and the use of new and renewable energy technologies.”United NaƟons Secretary-General (UN General Assembly, 2011)
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CONTENTSAcronyms IIEXECUTIVE SUMMARY III1. Introduction 11.1The key challenges 31.2
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