Workshop on: The role of biomass in Europe’s 2030 climate and energy strategy WWF Meeting Room 11th July 2013 Brussels
Europe is experiencing an increasing competition among industry sectors for a limited amount of (sustainable) biomass driven in part by the need to bring larger amounts of renewable energy sources in the European economy. Against this background, the aim of the workshop is to facilitate a discussion among NGOs, research organization and EU policy makers about what is a appropriate level of biomass for the energy sector in the post-‐2020 period and what are the most suitable policies to make that happen.
The Workshop, taking place under Chatham House rules, is organized by Climate action network Europe in close cooperation with WWF, the European Environmental Bureau and BirdLife Europe.
Coffee and arrival
Welcome and introduction 9.30 Session 1 : How much sustainable biomass is available in Europe? Moderator: Sonia van Renssen Assessing the underlying assumptions for the carbon accounting Carbon accounting -‐ when is biomass good for the climate?
NGOs WWF /EEB/ Birdlife /CAN
Chris Malins, International Council on Clean Transportation-‐ ICCT
Assessing the underlying assumptions for the potential of biomass
Forest/Agriculture/waste modeling Biomass energy Europe
Udo Mantau, EU wood report Jan-‐Erik Petersen, European Environmental Agency-‐EEA Guido Reinhardt, Institut für Energie-‐ und Umweltforschung Heidelberg-‐IFEU Uwe Fritsche, IINA
Biomass futures 10.45
Discussion round -‐ What conclusions can be drawn at this stage on sustainable availabilities?
Session 2:what is the right framework for biomass use in energy in 2030? Policy delivery mechanisms and implementation Moderator: Sonia van Renssen The role of biomass on the EC Energy Roadmap 2050 and other future energy scenarios.
Sustainable biomass policy – The example from Massachusetts
Bram Claeys, Director Renewable Energy Policy, Department of Energy resources-‐ DOER
Discussion round What instruments should be considered in a post 2020 framework? How should sustainability standards look like? Should there be a limitation to the contribution biomass could make to new renewable targets? How does limitation of resources impact the market? How to set policies to ensure the cascading use principle? End of the meeting & LUNCH
What are the challenges to establish correct GHG accounting for biomass? -‐ What role do we expect for imports? -‐ How could we take a resource efficient approach into account? -‐ What recommendations for further research? Coffee break
Daniel Fraile, Climate Action Network Europe