Measuring, governing and gaining support for sustainable bioenergy supply chains

IEA Inter-Tasks Sustainability Project 2016-2018 is synthesised works of a number of IEA Bioenergy Tasks including Task 37, 38, 39, 40, 42 and 43.


Governing sustainability of bioenergy, biomaterial and bioproduct supply chains from forest and agricultural landscapes

This conference aims at:

  • Identifying lessons learned on how data and scientific knowledge may inform development of well-functioning, credible and legitimate sustainability governance systems for bioenergy and the bioeconomy. This also includes their continuous improvement and adaptation to new conditions.
  • Exploring and comparing the variety of approaches to sustainability governance that are emerging or exist in different geographical regions, for different biomass-based supply chains, as a basis for building theory on how trust and legitimacy of sustainability governance systems is granted and achieved.
  • Providing a forum for information exchange between researchers and other stakeholders involved in developing sustainability regulations and standards, assuring that standards are being met, or implementing standards on-the-ground in the bioenergy and bioeconomy sectors, through which policy advice can be developed.

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 Sustainability and governance of bioenergy supply chains

You are cordially invited to attend the side event at EUBCE 2018 conference where a number of IEA Bioenergy members present results of the IEA Bioenergy Inter-task project on “Measuring, governing and gaining support for sustainable bioenergy supply chains”.

 The aims of this side event are two-fold:

  1. To share project results of the work carried out on governance and stakeholder involvement with an audience from industry, policy, science, and civil society.
  2. To discuss existing and new approaches for governance – the way forward.
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Workshop summary

The international workshop Sustainability of Bioenergy Supply Chains was organised in Gothenburg, Sweden in 8-19 May, 2017. The workshop has attracted a higher of stakeholders and there were interactive discussions on various presentations. We therefore decided to write the Workshop summary to share with broader audience who could not attend the event. The workshop presentations can be found at the Publications page.



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