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24 April 2013
Organisation: United Nations University (UNU)

Applying the Ecosystem Services Approach to Biofuels

Presented as part of the seminar: South at the Steering Wheel – Improving sustainability in land investment for bioenergy in sub-Saharan Africa

29th May 2012, 08:00 – 17:30

Naturvårdsverket (Swedish EPA), Stockholm, Sweden

Speaker: Per Stromberg, UNU and Naturvårdsverket

Per Strömberg further discusses integrated approaches and ecosystem services by highlighting potential positive impacts such as

  • increased energy supply and energy security
  • improved environment and climate
  • sustained food security
  • economic and social benefits

However, a flawed integrated approach may also entail negative impacts in the bulleted areas above, as well as on biodiversity, and lead to net energy consumption rather than gain, e.g. from less-than-ideal choice of feedstock. An ecosystem service approach is needed to frame the analysis.

These Slides are part of our event:

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South at the Steering Wheel

The goal of the day is to use a number of presentations in the morning on related topics to develop a common base in the formation of guidelines for an informed update on crucial topics for...

29 May 2012
Stockholm, Sweden