Global-Bio-Pact

The main aim of the Global-Bio-Pact project (Global-Bio-Pact Global Assessment of Biomass and Bioproduct Impacts on Socio-economics and Sustainability) was the development and harmonisation of global sustainability certification systems for biomass production, conversion systems and trade in order to prevent negative socio-economic impacts.

Emphasis was placed on a detailed assessment of the socio-economic impacts of raw material production and a variety of biomass conversion chains. The impact of biomass production on global and local food security and the links between environmental and socio-economic impacts was analysed. Furthermore, the Global-Bio-Pact project investigated the impact of biomass production on food security and the interrelationship of global sustainability certification systems with the international trade of biomass and bioproducts as well as with the public perception of biomass production for industrial uses.

Finally, Global-Bio-Pact developed a set of socio-economic sustainability criteria and indicators for inclusion into a future effective certification scheme, and the project elaborated recommendations on how to best integrate socio-economic sustainability criteria in European legislation and policies on biomass and bioproducts.

Publications

Rettenmaier, N., Hienz, G. (2014): Linkages Between Socio-Economic and Environmental Impacts of Bioenergy. In: Rutz, D. and Janssen, R. (eds.): Socio-Economic Impacts of Bioenergy Production, pp 59-80, Springer

Rutz, D., Janssen, R., Rettenmaier, N., Münch, J. et al. (2013): Summary Report of the Global-Bio-Pact Project - Global Assessment of Biomass and Bioproduct Impacts on Socio-economics and Sustainability. In: Global-Bio-Pact project reports, supported by the EU’s 7th framework programme under GA no. 245085, WIP – Renewable Energies, Munich, Germany, 2013

Rettenmaier, N., Hienz, G., Schorb, A., Diaz-Chavez, R., Rutz, D., Janssen, R. (2012): Strategies for the Harmonisation of environmental and socio-economic sustainability criteria. In: Global-Bio-Pact project reports, supported by the EU’s 7th framework programme under GA no. 245085, ifeu – Institute for Energy and Environmental Research Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany, 2012

Rettenmaier, N., Schorb, A., Hienz, G., Diaz-Chavez, R. (2012): Report on sustainability impacts of the use of marginal areas and grassy biomass. In: Global-Bio-Pact project reports, supported by the EU’s 7th framework programme under GA no. 245085, ifeu – Institute for Energy and Environmental Research Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany, 2012

Rettenmaier, N., Schorb, A., Hienz, G., Diaz-Chavez, R. (2012): Report on show cases and linkage of environmental impacts to socio-economic impacts. In: Global-Bio-Pact project reports, supported by the EU’s 7th framework programme under GA no. 245085, ifeu – Institute for Energy and Environmental Research Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany, 2012

Diaz-Chavez, R., Rettenmaier, N. (2011): Tools for identifying the suitability of different land types for sustainable biomass production. In: Global-Bio-Pact project reports, supported by the EU’s 7th framework programme under GA no. 245085, Imperial College London, London, UK, 2011

Rettenmaier, N., Münch, J., Diaz-Chavez, R. (2011): General environmental impacts, principles, criteria and indicators of biomass production and conversion. In: Global-Bio

Runtime

February 2010 – January 2013

Client

EU (FP7)

Partner

WIP – Renewable Energies (DE, Koordinator)
Imperial College London (UK)
Utrecht University (NL)
BTG Biomass Technology Group BV (NL)
ProForest Ltd (UK)
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (CH)
University of Campinas (BR)
National Institute for Agricultural Technology (INTA, AR)
Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE, CR)
Tanzania Traditional Energy Development and Environment Organization (TATEDO, TZ)
Mali-Folkecenter (ML)
Greenlight Biofuels Indonesia (ID)

Info

Global-Bio-Pact Website

 

 

Further content:

Biomass