Webinar: Approaches to Gain Trust in Sustainability of Bioenergy through credible governance

13. September 2018, 4:00 pm CEST

Results from collaboration within IEA Bioenergy and other research networks.


IEA Bioenergy

Content Description

The sustainability of bioenergy is seriously questioned by some groups, while other organizations work to make bioenergy a part of the solution for a more sustainable future. However, the potentials of bioenergy may not be realized unless conditions are provided for the first groups to grant trust to the latter for their implementation of jointly agreed sustainable practices. Difference of opinions should always be allowed, but misapprehension of data should be mitigated by open communication and scientific analysis.

The work presented in this webinar will not be an immediately applicable guide on how to bridge the ‘trust gaps’ through sustainability governance, but it explores approaches in different geographical regions for local and international bioenergy supply chains based on primary agricultural or forest feedstock, or residue and waste streams.

A general pattern emerges that market development is linked to political incentive structures, and that sustainability governance develops over time to fit different phases of development, adapting to new knowledge or as new priorities occur. We venture to hope that such knowledge may help to make sustainability governance systems a conscious part of bioenergy development, and be useful for those who are currently not confident that bioenergy has a role to play in sustainable development for the future.

IEA Bioenergy, also known as the Technology Collaboration Programme (TCP) for Research, Development and Demonstration on Bioenergy, functions within a Framework created by the International Energy Agency (IEA). Views, findings and publications of IEA Bioenergy do not necessarily represent the views or policies of the IEA Secretariat or of its individual Member countries.


This webinar will be held on Thursday September 13, 2018 at

  • 4:00 pm Central European Summer Time
  • 10:00 am Eastern Daylight Time
  • 2:00 pm Greenwich Mean Time


Participant Information

To join the webinar, connect to https://cif-ifc.adobeconnect.com/_a1112870713/electures.

Lectures will be recorded and archived for later viewing on the IEA Bioenergy website.

For more information and a description of the webinar, please see the webinar's poster.

Contact Address

IEA Bioenergy
E-Mail: electures@cif-ifc.org
Tel.: +1 705 744 1715 ext. 630
Fax: +1 705 744 1716