Woody Biomass and Climate workshop

Oct 2021

15 April 2021 (online)

This meeting was organized by IEA Bioenergy, European Forest Institute and The Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry. The meeting provided an opportunity to learn about the Joint Research Centre (JRC) report ´The use of woody biomass for energy production in the EU´ and to discuss with the report authors. Four complementary presentations contributed additional perspectives on forest bioenergy and forestry in general.

We thank all participants for joining the meeting and for sharing views and perspectives during the discussion sessions. The presenters have generously allowed us to share the recordings of the presentations and the presentations slides. These are available via the links below the meeting agenda.

Meeting agenda

Time Topic Who
08:45 – 09:00 Morning zoom coffee
09:00 – 09:10 Welcome, introduction and house rules Göran Berndes
09:15 – 10:00 Presentation incl. Q&A, followed by discussion: JRC report on forest bioenergy Sarah Mubareka
Jacopo Giuntoli
Giacomo Grassi;
Moderator: Annette Cowie
10:00 – 10:30 10-min presentation followed by discussion: Bioenergy and the EU LULUCF regulation Robert Matthews;
Moderator: Uwe Fritsche
10:30 – 10:45 BREAK
10:45 – 11:15 10-min presentation followed by discussion: Climate smart forestry and ways to avoid the “lose-lose options” Gert-Jan Nabuurs;
Moderator: Martin Junginger
11:15 – 11.45 10-min presentation followed by discussion: Forest-based sector responses to changes in demand for bioenergy and other forest products
– consequences for forest carbon balances?
Brent Sohngen;
Moderator: Lauri Hetemäki
See also recorded presentation by Bob Abt*
11:45 – 12:25 Presenters’ reflections followed by discussion Presenters & participants;
Moderator: Göran Berndes
12:25 – 12:30 Farewell & end of meeting Göran Berndes

* File distributed via email to participants

Links to recorded presentations and pdf slides
Robert Matthews presentation 15th April 2021 v01

The workshop recordings are available here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgQVBpVgvxhsBSXCHO7uz_PT6N4X2oG7U