10 April 2018 - 12 April 2018
The aim of the BBC-Brazil conference is to promote the meeting of professionals, researchers, research centers, companies and universities to talk about the use and application of biomass in all its forms and its importance in society, encouraging scientific research and development through lectures and presentations. An ESM delegation of scientists are participating in the BBC-Brazil conference in the framework of RESTORE+.
Florian Kraxner will be presenting on the 2nd day, lecture 2, with the topic "A combined restoration and certifications strategy for sustainable bioenergy". He will illustrate the unique opportunity to combine restoration efforts and related funding with energy feedstock production and biomass certification in order to ensure the sustainability of such systems. First results from IIASA's Tropical Futures Initiative (TFI), and the IIASA-led “RESTORE+: Addressing Landscape Restoration on Degraded Land in Indonesia and Brazil” (RESTORE+) project indicate that multiple ecosystems benefits can be generated under the proposed strategy.
Bintang Yuwono will be presenting “The role of bioenergy coupled with carbon capture and storage in Indonesia’s deep decarbonisation pathways”. Indonesia has pledged to pursue the global climate targets and to actively contribute to the reduction of global emissions. However, infrastructure and energy access are the main challenges in developing Indonesia’s economy, which is still highly dependent on low-cost fossil fuels. This leaves Indonesia confronted with two divergent goals, on the one hand to drive economic development and social inclusion issues while at the same time lowering emissions and contributing to a sustainable future. Negative emissions technology such as combining bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) will have a substantial role in transforming Indonesia’s energy systems – as is developed under IIASA’s RESTORE+project.
For details on the invidividual talks please see the conference program.
The RESTORE+ project is carried out under the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB).
Text adapted from the conference website.
Last edited: 03 April 2018
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