Water demand for global bioenergy production: Trends, risks and opportunities
German Advisory Coucil on Climate Change
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In its 2008 flagship report, the WBGU addresses the question of sustainable land-use and bioenergy use under changing climate conditions. Taking an analysis of global land-use under current and future climate impacts as a starting point, the report aims at finding out what opportunities and risks the global use of bioenergy entails. The goal of the report is to provide information and recommendations for decision-makers on the global sustainable potentials and risks in bioenergy use. The challenge will be to quantify the global niche that a sustainable use of bioenergy could occupy while meeting competing demands in terms of food security, conservation of biodiversity, and infrastructure development. This report intends to provide a readable global overview on the nexus between water availability and increasing bioenergy production and possible consequences for global bioenergy potentials.
Added on 25 October 2009
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