Criteria for a sustainable use of bioenergy on a global scale
IFEU & FSC Arbeitsgruppe Deutschland
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The German Biokraftstoffquotengesetz, the EU Biofuel Directive and other policy making initiatives lead to promote the production and use of bioenergy, liquid biofuel for transportation in particular. Such an increase requires a reliable verification on compliance with sustainability principles on a global scale. As a first step, the German government has passed the Draft Biomass Sustainability Regulation in December 2007. The present research project was supported by UBA and BMU to prepare the regulation. Selection of the proposed set of criteria has taken into account the current international state of discussion, including: minimum target of GHG saving; avoiding of losses of protected areas and biodiversity; minimizing the risk of water scarcity; involving stakeholders into decision making processes; respecting international labour standards.
Added on 17 November 2008
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