IEA Bioenergy - Task 38: Climate change mitigation

Bioenergy - climate change mitigation, energy security, rural development - IEA Bioenergy Task 38 update - Annual Report 2015.

a report from IEA Bioenergy Task 38 (2015)

The main drivers for bioenergy are mitigation of climate change, energy security, and rural development. Reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions has become an issue of great international importance. Mounting evidence of climate change and its impacts, together with developments in emissions trading through international, regional, national, bilateral and multilateral agreements, have stimulated abatement activities. While bioenergy has grown dramatically, particularly due to favourable policy environment in Europe and USA, there is intensifying debate about the climate change benefits of bioenergy systems, and the appropriate role for bioenergy in climate policy.

The primary goal of IEA Bioenergy Task 38 on Climate Change Effects of Biomass and Bioenergy Systems is to promote the sustainable use of biomass and bioenergy through improved understanding of the climate change effects of biomass production and utilisation for energy. We devise and promote standard methodology for quantifying the climate change effects of bioenergy systems and of forest carbon sequestration and.  Our objective is to support decision makers in government and industry, in the development of climate change mitigation strategies.

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