Building the Policy Ecosystem in Europe for Cultivation and Use of Perennial Biomass Crops

Clifton-Brown, John, Hastings, Astley, von Cossel, Moritz, Murphy-Bokern, Donal, McCalmont, Jon, Whitaker, Jeanette, Alexopoulou, Efi, Amaducci, Stefano, Andronic, Larisa, Ashman, Christopher, Awty-Carroll, Danny, Bhatia, Rakesh, Breuer, Lutz, Cosentino, Salvatore, Cracroft-Eley, William, Donnison, Iain, Elbersen, Berien, Ferrarini, Andrea, Ford, Judith, Gattinger, Andreas, Golicz, Karolina, Greef, Jörg, Ingram, Julie ORCID: 0000-0003-0712-4789, Jensen, Elaine, Kuhn, Uwe, Lewandowski, Iris, Magenau, Elena, Mos, Michal, Meyer, Heike, Kasperczyk, , Petrick, Martin, Pogrzeba, Marta, Pude, Ralf, Robson, Paul, Retzler, Carmen, Rowe, Rebecca L, Sandu, Anatolii, Schmitt, Anja, Schwarz, Kai-Uwe, Scordia, Danilo, Scurlock, Jonathan, Shepherd, Anita, Thornton, Judith, Trindade, Luisa M, Vetter, Sylvia, Wagner, Moritz, Yamada, Toshihiko and Kiese, Andreas (2023) Building the Policy Ecosystem in Europe for Cultivation and Use of Perennial Biomass Crops. In: 31st European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, EUBCE 2023, 5th June - 8th June 2023, Bologna. ISSN 2282-5819 ISBN 9788889407233 (In Press)

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Perennial biomass crops (PBCs) can potentially contribute to all ten Common Agricultural Policy (2023-27) objectives and up to eleven of the seventeen UN Sustainable Development Goals. This paper discusses interlinked issues that must be considered in the expansion of PBC production: i) available land; ii) yield potential; iii) integration into farming systems; iv) research and development requirements; v) utilisation options; and vi) market systems and the socio-economic environment. The challenge to create development pathways that are acceptable for all actors, relies on measurement, reporting and verification of greenhouse gas emissions reduction in combination with other environmental, economic and social aspects. This paper makes the following policy recommendations to enable greater PBC deployment: 1) incentivise farmers and land managers through specific policy measures, including carbon pricing, to allocate their less productive and less profitable land for uses which deliver demonstrable greenhouse gas reductions; 2) enable greenhouse gas mitigation markets to develop and offer secure contracts for commercial developers of verifiable low carbon bioenergy and bio-products; 3) support innovation in biomass utilisation value chains; and 4) continue long-term, strategic research and development and education for positive environmental, economic and social sustainability impacts. © 2023 ETA-Florence Renewable Energies.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ecosystem services; Land use change; Perennial biomass crops; Policy recommendations; Social acceptance; Upscaling feedstock for the bioeconomy
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Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General) > S589.75 Agriculture and the environment
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > Countryside and Community Research Institute
Research Priority Areas: Place, Environment and Community
Depositing User: Anna Kerr
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2023 10:28
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2023 10:30

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