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Future Bioenergy and Sustainable Land Use

1st Edition

By Renate Schubert

Routledge

392 pages

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Description

Biofuels have been represented by some as a silver bullet to the climate change threat, and by others as a fatal mistake set to destroy forests and increase hunger; they are neither. Sane and sensibly developed they offer a chance to reduce emissions, generate employment and diversify rural livelihoods. But widespread commercialisation without proper sustainability standards could prove a disaster, causing more environmental and human harm than good. This new WBGU report shows that a sustainable use of bioenergy is possible and outlines how opportunities can be exploited while at the same time minimizing risks.

This large and detailed report examines the issues surrounding bioenergy from a global perspective and demonstrates how the sustainable use of bioenergy can help minimize risks to food security, nature conservation and climate change.

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Reviews

'The new WBGU report shows that a sustainable use of bioenergy is possible and outlines how opportunities can be exploited while at the same time minimizing risks.' Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Director, UN Environment Programme 'Biofuels have been represented by some as a silver bullet to the climate change threat, and by others as a fatal mistake set to destroy forests and increase hunger; they are neither. Sane and sensibly developed they offer a chance to reduce emissions, generate employment and diversify rural livelihoods. But widespread commercialisation without proper sustainability standards could prove a disaster, causing more environmental and human harm than good. The new WBGU report shows that a sustainable use of bioenergy is possible and outlines how opportunities can be exploited while at the same time minimizing risks.' Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Director, UN Environment Programme 'Occasionally a review book lands on the desk that you know is going to become a constant source of reference.One that you will find yourself referring to again and again. Five stars.' En-Agri '…anybody interested in the future of the human race should read this volume.' Green Energy Magazine 'I liked this book because it is a multi-disciplinary approach to the problem…it gives an overview of the bioenergy and land use questions from the point of view of a large range of specialists related to this issue.' Nicolas Marron, Annals of Forest Science. '…the book provides an excellent resource for those working in this area and for students of environmental technology, in addition to providing thought-provoking material for policy makers.' Elaine Booth, Experimental Agriculture 'this large and detailed report examines the issues surrounding bioenergy from a global perspective and demonstrates how the sustainable use of bioenergy can help minimize risks to food security, nature conservation and climate change.' Unasylva 'Excellent resource for those working in this area' Elaine Booth, Journal of Experimental Agriculture

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Motives for Deploying Bioenergy 3. Sustainability Constraints Upon Bioenergy 4. Bioenergy, Land Use and Energy Systems: Situation and Trends 5. Competing uses 6. Modelling Global Energy Crop Potential 7. Biomass Cultivation and Conversion to Energy 8. Optimizing Bioenergy Integration and Deployment in Energy Systems 9. Sustainable Biomass Production and Bioenergy Deployment: A Synthesis 10. Global Bioenergy Policy 11. Research Recommendations 12. Recommendations for Action References Glossary

About the Author

The German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU) comprises 9 leading experts working on issues of global environmental change.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC031010
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Power Resources / Alternative & Renewable