IDB Launches Biofuels Sustainability Scorecard, Invites Comments

12 September 2008: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) released a tool known as the “Biofuels Sustainability Scorecard” during the fourth Annual Western Hemisphere Energy Security and Cooperation Forum, held on 9 September 2008, at IDB's headquarters in Washington, DC, US.

The scorecard is based on the sustainability criteria of the Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) and addresses 23 key environmental and social issues, such as food security, greenhouse gas emissions, water management, land use change, biodiversity and poverty reduction. The IDB is inviting comments and suggestions regarding the Scorecard , which is available at, during a six month public consultation period that will end in March 2009. [Biofuels Sustainability Scorecard] [IDB Press Release]