The sustainability impact of biomass-to-energy pathways


assess of the impact of policy instruments on the sustainable use of biomass


advance our understanding of the impact of market system dynamics on the sustainable use of biomass


provide tools and guidance for public and private stakeholders


Assess of the impact of policy instruments on the sustainable use of biomass


Within this activity the BIOTEAM consortium partners will assess the impact that a selected number of key social, economic and environmental policy instruments have on the behaviour and actions of bio-energy pathway stakeholders. Understanding this relationship between policy instruments and market stakeholder behaviour allows us to better understand the (in)direct relation between policy instruments and the sustainability performance of bio-energy pathways.


In order to be able to perform this impact assessment the BIOTEAM consortium will involve a series of public and private stakeholders that have first-hand experience/knowledge about the functioning of the individual policy instruments and the general policy framework (how can I contribute to this activity?).


Key tasks

  • Prepare a long-list of relevant economic, environmental and social policy instruments and prioritize them - with the help of stakeholder consultation - to produce a short-list of key policy instruments
  • Develop a harmonized policy instrument assessment reporting matrix that will be used for describing and assessing the impact of policy instruments in the different countries on the sustainability performance of the selected bio-energy pathways
  • Perform a comparative analysis and synthesis assessment of the individual policy instruments and relevant national policy frameworks


Key outputs

  • Six inventory reports on the impact of the key national policy instruments on the sustainability performance on bio-energy pathways
  • One integrated synthesis assessment report on the relative impact of the national policy environments on bio-energy sustainability





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