Dec. 2, 2010 – The World Bioenergy
Association (WBA) is presenting certification criteria for sustainable biomass
for energy on Monday December 6, 2010, at a press conference at COP16 in
Cancún, Mexico. Biomass for energy has huge potential to reduce emissions from
fossil fuels, which has been shown in a previous paper from WBA. To mobilize
this potential, it is necessary to ensure that production can be done in a
sustainable and environmentally friendly way. WBA has developed a set of
minimum universal sustainability criteria that have to be met by the producers.
These criteria are listed in a position paper that will be presented at the
press conference. The paper is based on two scientific reports from WBA’s
research partner the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.
|Click above to download the report pdf: Certification Criteria for Sustainable
Biomass for Energy
||Click above to download the report pdf: Biomass for Energy versus Food and Feed,
Land Use Analyses and Water Supply