Policies and Instruments to Promote Bioenergy and Bioproducts for  GHG Mitigation

IEA Bioenergy Task 38 Workshop at the 15th EU Biomass Conference in Berlin

ICC International Congress Centre Berlin Salon 11/12 “Salon Koch”
Friday, May 11th 2007, 1440 – 1800

Jointly organised by

Task 38 – Greenhouse Gas
Balances of Biomass
and Bioenergy Systems


Scope and objectives of the workshop

The reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is an urgent international target. The main objective to be addressed and discussed in this workshop is to give an overview of different policies and instruments all over the world for promoting bioenergy and bioproducts for GHG mitigation. It will provide a forum for government, policy and academic representatives to exchange information on current knowledge on that topic.


Workshop Program

     The presentations slides can be viewed or downloaded as PDF files - just click on the links called "Presentation Slides".

    Friday, 11 May 2007 1440 – 1800
    ICC International Congress Centre Berlin
    Salon 11/12 “Salon Koch”

    Each presentation 15 minutes, followed by 5 minutes of discussion


 Sebastian Rueter, National Team Leader of IEA Bioenergy T38, Germany Bernhard Schlamadinger, Task Leader of IEA Bioenergy T38, Austria

Session 1


Market-based Instruments for GHG Mitigation in Australia
Annette Cowie, New South Wales Department of Primary Industries, Australia
Presentation Slides - Photo


Policy Instruments Promoting Bioenergy in Sweden
Kenneth Möllersten, Swedish Energy Agency, Sweden.
Presentation Slides - Photo


Promoting Bio-energy Projects under the Clean Development Mechanism
A Joint URC/FAO/UNCTAD Working Paper Glenn Hodes and Julia Schmid, UNEP, RISOE, Denmark
Presentation Slides - Photo


Green Certificates Mechanisms in Belgium: a Useful Instrument to Mitigate GHG Emissions.
Didier Marchal, Romain Crehay, Florence Van Stappen and Yves Schenkel, all from Agricultural Research Centre, and Yves Ryckmans from Electrabel, Belgium.
Presentation Slides - Photo


Coffee Break

Session 2


Sustainable Building Assessment as Tool to Promote the Use of Wood for GHG Mitigation
Sebastian Rueter, Federal Research Centre for Forestry and Forestry Products, Germany
Presentation Slides - Photo


Effects of Energy and Carbon Taxes on Building Material Competitiveness
Leif Gustavsson and Roger Sathre, Mid Sweden University, Sweden
Presentation Slides - Photo


Net Greenhouse Gas Reduction Costs of Bioenergy after Consideration of Co-Benefits
Bernhard Schlamadinger, Daniel Steiner and Franz Prettenthaler, Joanneum Research, Austria
Presentation Slides - Photo


Final discussion


Close of workshop


List of Participants

Link to PDF-File