Roadmap to 2050: The Land-Water-Energy Nexus of Biofuels

Acknowledgments and Colophon

Lead Authors

Maurizio Masi,
Politecnico di Milano Emanuele Oddo, Politecnico di Milano

Maria Cristina Rulli,
Politecnico di Milano

Joaquim E. A. Seabra,
Universidade Estadual de Campinas

Chun Sheng Goh,
Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development, Sunway University

Contributing Authors

Paolo D'Odorico,
University of California, Berkeley

Jampel Dell'Angelo,
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Nikolas Galli,
Politecnico di Milano

Luiz A Horta Nogueira,
Universidade Federal de Itajubá

Tom Richard,
Pennsylvania State University

Monia Santini,
Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici

affiliations for identification purposes only

Managing Editors

Elena Crete,
Sustainable Development Solutions Network

Gianluca Crisci,
Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei


Fiona Laird,
Sustainable Development Solutions Network

Cheyenne Maddox,
Sustainable Development Solutions Network

Layout and Figures

Phoenix Design Aid A/S


We are grateful to the following people for their wisdom, insight, foresight and informed opinion:

Sang Yup Lee,
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Erik Meijaard,
Borneo Futures

Takanobu Aikawa,
Renewable Energy Institute


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The 2021 Roadmap 2050 report was written by a group of independent experts acting in their personal capacities. Any views expressed in this report do not necessarily reflect the views of any government or organization, agency, or programme of the United Nations. Authors offer a variety of different perspectives which did not always align given the complex nature of the topic and the mix of expertise included. The contributors are listed at the start of each chapter in the text.