The goal of Activity 2.1 in the Europe Aid Project ‘Bioenergy, sustainability and trade-offs: Can we avoid deforestation while promoting bioenergy?’ is to create an improved analysis of the potential of sustainable forest-based bioenergy for climate change mitigation.
To do so we have improved on an existing estimate of land use change and GHG emissions from biofuels by:
Adding emissions from DWLSOC to the existing emission estimate;
Adding a sensitivity analysis of emissions to both the assumed DWLSOC carbon stocks and life cycle assessment of the non-LUC emissions;
Investigating different options for accounting for the emissions from production and combustion...