Europe and Central Asia

Event: Sustainable Limits of Supply – Energy Crops and Wood for Bioenergy

21 May 2014, 14:30 – 17:00
Maison des Associations, Rue Washington 40 Brussels - 1050 

Followed by a cocktail reception

This event aims to establish discussion on the land resources and wood available in the EU for energy production, will it be enough to meet our climate and energy targets by 2030 and what are the environmental and climate impacts of using these resources.  

The environmental organisations BirdLife Europe, the European Environmental Bureau and Transport and Environment will present two new studies commissioned to gain deeper understanding of these issues. The studies have been carried out by the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) and by a consortium of The International Institute for Sustainability Analysis and Strategy (IINAS), European Forest Institute (EFI) and Joanneum Research. 

To register, please fill in our registration form.
For any further information, please contact Sini Eräjää, EU Bioenergy Policy Officer.


14:30    Welcome and Introduction
Pieter De Pous, European Environmental Bureau

14:45    Forest biomass for energy in the EU: current trends, carbon balance and sustainable potential
Uwe Fritsche, International Institute for Sustainability Analysis and Strategy (IINAS)

15:15    Space for energy crops – assessing the potential contribution to Europe’s energy future
Ben Allen, Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP)

15:45    NGO Policy recommendations for future use of bioenergy
Sini Eräjää, BirdLife Europe and the European Environmental Bureau

16:00    Panel Discussion: How can we use wood and energy crops in the EU within sustainable limits of supply?
Anna Holmberg, Arizona Chemicals          Bernard de Galembert, CEPI
Ariel Brunner, BirdLife Europe                  Fanny-Pomme Langue, AEBIOM
European Commission (TBC)

Moderator: Luca Bonaccorsi, BirdLife Europe

17:00      Cocktail reception