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Bioenergy: The impact of indirect land use change
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Indirect Land Use Change (ILUC) is a relatively new and complex area of research, involving the need to integrate a number of policy considerations (agriculture, environment, energy, society, biodiversity, etc.), different stakeholders, and different regions. So far the field is still rather immature, with many unanswered questions and few firm conclusions, so it must be viewed as "work in progress". Nonetheless current thinking and modelling can provide useful insights to reduce risks from ILUC. This publication provides the summary and conclusions from the workshop "Bioenergy: The impact of indirect land use change", held in conjunction with the meeting of the Executive Committee of IEA Bioenergy in Rotterdam on May 2009. The purpose of the workshop was to inform the Executive Committee about the rapidly evolving international debate on bioenergy and land use (particularly the thorny issue of indirect land use change). Secondly the workshop was designed to identify the challenges and potential ways forward for policy development and cooperation.
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