1.5 degrees is unthinkable without biomass

1.5 degrees is unthinkable without biomass

The global goal of reaching 1.5 degrees is unthinkable without biomass according to leading environmental scientist Michael Obersteiner, Director of the Environmental Change Institute at the University of Oxford.

Speaking at the World Bioenergy Association’s media partnership event with Euractiv, Professor Michael Obersteiner of the University of Oxford, a modeller for the IPCC reports on climate change, explains that without bioenergy, achieving the 1.5 degree target is unthinkable both technically and economically.

Watch the video on YouTube now – https://youtu.be/HdyBbMjc-uA

From the website https://www.euractiv.com/ – 13 September 2022

On another note about Biomass

The discussion around the use of Biomass has been raging over the last few years and despite many scientific and academic reports stating the benefits to the environment and the economy, many sceptics remain unconvinced.

Dr Annette Cowie has a long and distinguished career in soil science and plant nutrition, with particular interest in sustainable resource management. She is Principal Research Scientist -Climate, in NSW Department of Primary Industries. Annette is also Task Leader of the International Energy Agency Bioenergy research network “Climate Change Effects of Biomass and Bioenergy Systems”, Land Degradation advisor on the Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel of the Global Environment Facility, and a member of the Science Policy Interface of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification. Her current research focuses on sustainability assessment and greenhouse gas accounting in agriculture and forestry; investigating key aspects of soil carbon dynamics and biochar processes; and life cycle assessment of forestry, bioenergy and biochar systems.

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