Online T45, WP3, workshop on the sustainability certification of woody biomass
June 15 2022
In order to analyse and better understand the evident methodological differences between existing approaches to demonstrate sustainability compliance, and to discuss opportunities and limitations associated with instruments and mechanisms of certification in policymaking, the IEA Task 45 project on “approaches to sustainability compliance and verification (C&V) for forest biomass” has looked in more detail to the different compliance and verification (C&V) elements of existing certification schemes. This second WS was a followup on previous work and a first WS including people representing certification bodies involved in certification of sustainable biomass from forestry (“the big five”). This second WS instead included market actors and policy makers and attracted participants from different parts of the world. The WS included input slides based on previous work that can be found here and discussion providing input that will be used in a final IEA-report from the whole project.