|Forest biomass, carbon neutrality and climate change mitigation
The Paris Agreement and the EU Climate and Energy Framework set ambitious but necessary targets. Reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by phasing out the technologies and infrastructures that cause fossil carbon emissions is one of ...
|Region-Specific Indicators for Assessing the Sustainability of Biomass Utilisation in East Asia
This paper presents the findings of an expert working group of researchers from East Asian countries. The group was tasked with developing a theoretically sound and practically implementable methodology for assessing the sustainability of biomass ...
|Bioenergy: land-use and mitigating iLUC - Summary and Conclusions from the IEA Bioenergy ExCo74 workshop
IEA Bioenergy held its biannual workshop in Brussels on the 23rd October 2014 in conjunction with the Executive Committee meeting (ExCo74). The workshop on ‘Bioenergy: land use and mitigating iLUC’ was prepared in close collaboration ...
|REthinking Energy: Renewable Energy and Climate Change
The second edition of REthinking Energy – the flagship report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) – looks at how the transition to renewables could help limit global warming. As the report points out, ...
|Mobilizing Sustainable Bioenergy Supply Chains
This report summarizes the results of an IEA Bioenergy inter-Task project involving collaborators from Tasks 37 (Energy from Biogas), 38 (Climate Change Effects of Biomass and Bioenergy Systems), 39 (Commercialising Conventional and Advanced Liquid Biofuels ...
|Identifying and mitigating potential nutrient and sediment hot spots under a future scenario in the Missouri River Basin
Using the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) for large-scale watershed modeling could be useful for evaluating the quality of the water in regions that are dominated by nonpoint sources in order to identify potential ...
|The Energy–Water–Food Nexus at decentralized scales
A notable feature of almost all the discussions surrounding the energy–water–food nexus to date is that they have focused on national or supra-national scales. Most key background documents lack discussion of smaller, more localized scales. ...
|Bioenergy & sustainability: bridging the gaps
This report combines a comprehensive analysis of the current bioenergy landscape, technologies and practices with a critical review of their impacts.Experts from over 80 institutions contributed to the extensive evaluation of the current status of ...
|Towards sustainable modern wood energy development
Wood energy currently makes up more than 65% of the global share of renewable energy. In some developing countries, more than 90% of the people rely exclusively on fuelwood, charcoal and crop residues for cooking ...
|Implementing the GBEP indicators for sustainable bioenergy in Germany
In November 2011, the Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) adopted a set of 24 indicators to assess and monitor the sustainability of modern bioenergy. The indicators shall provide a tool for policy-makers and other stakeholders that ...