World Bioenergy Association will present certification criteria for sustainable biomass for energy on Monday 6 December at a press conference at the World Climate Summit in Cancún.
Biomass for energy has a huge potential to reduce emissions from fossil fuels, which has been shown in a previous paper from WBA. To mobilise this potential, it is necessary to ensure that production can be done in a sustainable and environmental-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. The reports can be downloaded here.