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Bioenergy and Land Use Change-State of the Art

Berndes, Göoran; Ahlgren, Serina LU ; Börjesson, Pål LU and Cowie, Annette L. (2015) In Advances in Bioenergy: The Sustainability Challenge p.249-271
Abstract

The dedicated production of biomass crops and the collection of residues in agriculture and forestry can lead to undesirable negative impacts and it is crucial that practices are found that ensure that these impacts are avoided or mitigated as far as possible. This chapter concerns the use of biomass for energy and the connection between increased bioenergy use and land use change (LUC). Land use and LUC associated with bioenergy can lead to a multitude of environmental and socioeconomic consequences. The chapter focuses on the question whether greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with LUC could undermine the climate change mitigation benefits of bioenergy. There are, however, several options for mitigating these emissions that can... (More)

The dedicated production of biomass crops and the collection of residues in agriculture and forestry can lead to undesirable negative impacts and it is crucial that practices are found that ensure that these impacts are avoided or mitigated as far as possible. This chapter concerns the use of biomass for energy and the connection between increased bioenergy use and land use change (LUC). Land use and LUC associated with bioenergy can lead to a multitude of environmental and socioeconomic consequences. The chapter focuses on the question whether greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with LUC could undermine the climate change mitigation benefits of bioenergy. There are, however, several options for mitigating these emissions that can be implemented: development of bioenergy feedstock production systems that integrate with existing agriculture and forestry production, enhancement of land use productivity in agriculture and forestry in general, and legal protection of natural ecosystems.

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Bioenergy, GHG emissions, Land use change
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Advances in Bioenergy: The Sustainability Challenge
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23 pages
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Wiley-Blackwell
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9781118957875
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10.1002/9781118957844.ch16
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  author       = {Berndes, Göoran and Ahlgren, Serina and Börjesson, Pål and Cowie, Annette L.},
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  keyword      = {Bioenergy,GHG emissions,Land use change},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {12},
  pages        = {249--271},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Advances in Bioenergy: The Sustainability Challenge},
  title        = {Bioenergy and Land Use Change-State of the Art},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118957844.ch16},
  year         = {2015},
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