Climate policy, Bioenergy and Land-use

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10 novembre 2023 to 10 novembre 2023 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

The Chaire Energy and Prosperity, E4C, and CLAND organize jointly an online workshop, on Friday November 10, 2023, on Climate policy, Bioenergy and Land-use.

Object of the workshop

Bioenergy will likely play a role in a climate neutral economy either in the power sector or, downstream, to decarbonize sectors difficult to electrify (air and marine transportation, trucks, some industries). However, Bioenergy is controversial because of competing land uses, most notably for food production and natural carbon sink. The production of dedicated energy crops may entail a large carbon opportunity cost, resulting in an unclear carbon balance. In the absence of an exhaustive pricing of carbon emissions, such as a tax on emissions and payment for sequestration, the design of bioenergy support schemes is a complex endeavour that requires careful consideration.

The workshop aims to identify the key uncertainties and debates regarding the role of bioenergy in a climate neutral economy, at national and global scales, and the challenges for the design of climate policies.

The workshop will gather researchers, industry experts, and policymakers to expose their views and
analysis on current issues regarding bioenergy regulation.

Coordinators: Guy Meunier (PSAE), Thierry Brunelle (CIRAD), Nandeeta Neerunjun (GAEL)

Schedule, speakers and presentations

14h-14h10 : Welcome address

14h10 – 15h10: Scenarios of bioenergy production to mitigate climate change

  • Vassilis Daioglou (PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency) – Integrated assessment of biomass supply and demand in climate change mitigation scenarios.
  • Thais Diniz Oliveira (Food Systems and Global Change, Cornell University) – Land-based mitigation in integrated assessment models: insights from the IPCC 1.5 database
  • Emma Jagu Schippers (Centrale Supélec) – Deployment of Carbon removal options

15h10-15h30: Break

15h30 – 16h30: Bioenergy from forest, sink or source

  • Alice Favero (RTI): System-wide assessment of forest biomass production, markets, and carbon
  • Esther Devillier (BETA-INRAE) – The forestry sector at the crossroads of climate change and energy transition: an overview of the French national plans
  • Aude Valade (CIRAD, UMR Eco&Sols) – Avoided emissions from wood use are not systematic. A meta-analysis on the substitution potential of wood

Practical information and registration

This workshop will be held online.

Registration via the form below is mandatory to access the workshop.