New Publication – Sustainable Landscape Management for Bioenergy and the Bioeconomy – Report from Joint IEA Bioenergy Task 43 & FAO Workshop, 11-12th October 2018, Rome, Italy
Bioenergy uptake is greatly influenced by the social aspects of sustainability, both in terms of the dynamic nature of bioenergy pathways along the social dimensions of sustainable development (jobs, health, energy access, etc.) and societal perceptions of the general sustainability of bioenergy (encompassing the environmental, economic and social dimensions).
Past failures of bioenergy policy for forming positive synergies with agriculture, forestry and waste management tend to attract much more attention than prevalent best practices supported by scientific evidence. General knowledge of biomass issues among policy makers, the scientific community as well as civil society associations must be improved to enable a worldwide transition to a decarbonized society.
In October 2018, IEA Bioenergy Task 43 “Biomass Feedstocks for Energy Markets” and FAO Bioenergy Division hosted a workshop attended by more than 30 participants representing 14 bioenergy related organisations to discuss how to best translate information from journal papers and technical reports to the broader scientific community and among the public. The results of these discussions were collated into a report available via the IEA Bioenergy website.