Workstream on Biomass Quantification & Sustainability Governance
The mission of the sustainability workstream is to promote an evidence-based understanding of sustainable biomass production and use. The scope includes all potential sustainable biomass supplies. And the desired outcomes are
- Ensure appropriate roles for sustainable biomass to help achieve goals for net-zero, climate-smart energy, and sustainable development
- Reduce sustainability risks for biomass production and use
- Increase recognition for biomass as a foundation for more inclusive, circular economies
A Technical Advisory Group provides guidance and feedback on workstream activities which include initiatives to expand outreach to stakeholders and to develop collaborations with partners and governments that
- Promote best practices in sustainability governance and regulation;
- Facilitate innovation in bioeconomy policy and financing
- Reduce uncertainty surrounding investments in sustainable biomass production and use
Technical Advisory Group to Biofuture Sustainability Workstream (TAG)
The aim of the TAG is to engage international and national stakeholders and decision makers across the biomass and bioenergy supply chains to provide guidance on Biofuture strategic plans and deliverables, and document best practices focusing on the sustainability and inclusive production and use of biomass, including scalability to support multiple supply chains and markets.
TAG members are active and influential leaders in bioenergy industry, research, policy, and academics that have a documented record of engagement. The TAG brings a diversity of perspectives and expertise to the development of evidence to address uncertainties about contributions of biomass to sustainable development and climate change mitigation, and thus reduces risks for investors, bio-project developers, policy makers, and other stakeholders.
Under Chatham House Rules, the TAG provides guidance for Biofuture Initiative plans and identifies best practices to provide sustainable biomass feedstocks and de-risk development of for advanced materials and fuels.
TAG Roles and Responsibilities
TAG roles and responsibilities comprise the following:
- Ensure stakeholder outreach and representation
- Support activities and review draft products
- Identify feedstock sustainability issues and help shape strategies to address them
- Provide strategic guidance on multi-stakeholder engagement activities
- Identify other partners and resources to help achieve workstream goals
Expertise across five continents including members from:
- Research institutes
- National decision makers