Bioenergy and Climate Change
|Bioenergy, land use change and climate change mitigation
The sustainable use of bioenergy presents a major opportunity to address climate change by reducing fossil CO2 emissions. Practically all bioenergy systems deliver large greenhouse gas savings if they replace fossil-based energy causing high greenhouse ...
|Food security and climate change
Third report of the Committee on World Food Security's (CFS) High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE), focusing on the effects of climate change on food security11 and nutrition, with a ...
|Good environmental practices in bioenergy feedstock production
Building on FAO’s work on good practices in agriculture and forestry, the BEFSCI project has compiled a set of good environmental practices that can be implemented by bioenergy feedstock producers in order to minimize the ...
|Bioenergy’s potential for rural development and poverty alleviation
Most of the world’s poor dwell in rural communities with limited or no access to modern energy services. It is widely acknowledged that the majority of people in developing countries depend on ‘traditional biomass’. The ...
|Using a LCA approach to estimate the net GHG emissions of bioenergy
Life cycle assessment (LCA) is a powerful tool that may be used to quantify the environmental impacts of products and services. It includes all processes, from cradle-to-grave, along the supply chain of the product. When ...
|Indirect effects of biofuel production. Overview prepared for GBEP
This report was prepared to provide input to discussion on the indirect effects of biofuel production and consumption in the Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) Its aim is to provide an up-to-date insight into the science ...
|What woodfuels can do to mitigate climate change
Wood is society’s oldest source of energy. Its use for cooking and heating remains vital to the daily energy needs of over two billion people in developing countries. It is also a “new” energy source ...
|A causal descriptive approach to modelling indirect land use change impacts of biofuels
The Department commissioned E4Tech to study the Indirect Land Use Change (ILUC) impacts of the five biofuels expected to form the main supply of biofuel in the UK in the next ten years: palm, soy ...
|Land use change: science and policy review
Biofuels feedstocks are highly diverse in their input requirements, alternative uses and climatic requirements and are grown in many different contexts globally. LCAs of different biofuel crops reveal large differences in yields, climatic requirements, energy ...
|The “iLUC Factor” as a means to hedge risks of GHG emissions from indirect land use change
The use of biomass for energy production is rising globally in parallel to increasing oil prices, and concerns about energy security, and climate change. Many countries recognize biomass as a domestic energy resource, and some ...