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IEA Bioenergy: Call for contributions

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IEA Bioenergy Task 43's call for contributions: Attractive Systems for Bioenergy Feedstock Production in Sustainably Managed Landscapes.

The initiative aims to identify attractive examples of landscape management and design for bioenergy and the bioeconomy. IEA are seeking information about biomass production systems and their impacts, as well as information about governance and policy initiatives that encourage adoptions of solutions leading to positive outcomes. The participation in this initiative would entail cataloguing and highlighting world-wide examples of biomass production systems, throughout all stages of production, that can contribute positively to biodiversity and the generation of other ecosystem services.

The goal of this initiative is to compile innovative examples as a means of showcasing how the production of biomass for bioenergy can generate positive impacts in agriculture and forestry landscapes. These examples are also meant to serve as sources of inspiration that other biomass producers can use to enhance the sustainability of their own activities. Submissions will be reviewed by an expert group consisting of national representatives in IEA Bioenergy Task 43 and other appointed experts.

Deadline, end of April 2017.

Please contact Focali member Göran Berndes, associate professor of Physical Resource Theory at Chalmers, for more information.