IEA Bioenergy Organizing Workshop on Land Use Changes Due to Bioenergy

25 March 2009: IEA Bioenergy, an international collaborative research programme on bioenergy created by the International Energy Agency (IEA), is organizing a workshop titled “Land Use Changes Due to Bioenergy: Quantifying and Managing Climate Change and other Environmental Impacts.” The Workshop will convene from 30 March-1 April 2009, in Helsinki, Finland, and will address the magnitude and methods for assessment of direct and indirect land use changes (LUC), and drivers of indirect LUC and mechanisms for their management.

The workshop aims to: share knowledge and increase understanding of the impacts of direct and indirect LUC on greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental services resulting from the expansion of bioenergy; draft recommendations for incorporating direct and indirect LUC in bioenergy policy development; and prepare a potential side event at the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC or a session at another conference on bioenergy. [Conference Announcement] [IEA Bioenergy Website]