Sustainable Landscape Management for Bioenergy and the Bioeconomy
Report from Joint IEA Bioenergy Task 43 & FAO Workshop 11-12th October 2018, Rome, Italy
In October 2018, IEA Bioenergy Task 43 “Biomass Feedstocks for Energy Markets” and FAO organized a joint workshop “Sustainable Landscape Management for Bioenergy and the Bioeconomy”. The workshop’s leitmotiv was how to communicate bioenergy beyond the typical bioenergy stakeholders. Despite the effort of the scientific community and international organizations such as IEA Bioenergy, FAO and IRENA, bioenergy uptake is occurring at slower pace despite the sustainable biomass potential, economic feasibility and availability of mature technology. Bioenergy uptake is greatly influenced with social aspects of sustainability, both as dynamic performance of each bioenergy pathway along the social dimension of sustainable development (jobs, health, energy access, etc.) and perceptions in society on the general sustainability of bioenergy (encompassing the environmental, economic and social dimensions).