Dialogue opened on Forest Landscape Restoration and Bioenergy

As a cooperation between GIZ (on behalf on BMZ), GBEP and IEA Bioenergy, linking Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) with sustainable bioenergy is the issue of a series of international dialogues. IINAS contributes to that as part of its work for IEA Bioenergy Task 40 (Deployment of biobased value chains) and Task 45 (Climate and sustainability effects of bioenergy within the broader bioeconomy).

The first FLR-Bio dialogue was held on Dec 1, 2018 at the Global Landscape Forum in Bonn, Germany under the title "Contribution of a sustainable wood energy production approach to Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) in Sub-Saharan Africa"  (see Agenda and Background for details, as well as info on speakers and host organizations). For all who could not participate, see full recording of the livestream with all presentations and discussions. The dialogue was moderated by Uwe R. Fritsche, and had the following inputs:

Keynotes: Setting the scene

  • Tiziana Pirelli, FAO & GBEP
  • Bah Saho, ECOWAS / ECREEE
  • Paola Agostini, World Bank (oral input, see link to recorded livestream above)

Panel: Views on the issue

The discussion between the panelists and the audience addressed the following questions:

  • Which role could modern bioenergy play in fostering sustainable forestry, and FLR?
  • Which activities/projects and stakeholders should be included in the future dialogue?
  • What is your interest and what could be your contribution to the dialogue on bioenergy & FLR?

For a brief documentation of key outcomes, see Rapporteur notes.

This dialogue was followed by the 2nd FLR-Bio dialogue on May 28, 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal during the 27th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE). Further events are under planning - if interested, pls. contact us.

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