The Biofuture Platform is a government-led, multi-stakeholder initiative designed to take action on climate change and support the Sustainable Development Goals by promoting international coordination on the sustainable low-carbon bioeconomy. It was launched in November 2016 at the COP22 climate talks in Marrakesh.
The Biofuture Platform has twenty member countries: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Morocco, Mozambique, the Netherlands, Paraguay, the Philippines, Sweden, United Kingdom, the United States of America and Uruguay. As a multistakeholder initiative, a number of international organizations, academia, and private sector associations are also involved and engaged as official partners.
In December 2018, during the COP24 held in Katowice, Poland, the IEA was invited to assume the role of Facilitator (a role similar to a Secretariat for the initiative), following the Government of Brazil’s interim tenure in that role, starting in February 2019.