Bioenergy and Biodiversity: Potential for Sustainable Use of Degraded Lands


Info event on May 27, 12.00 -13.00 h at the “Plaza of Diversity”, Forum Booth 1

The Federal Environment Agency (UBA), on behalf of the German Ministry for the Environment, is funding a research project on sustainable global biomass trade, carried out by Öko-Institut and IFEU until end of 2009.
In that context, a sub-project will identify global potentials of degraded land suitable for sustainable bioenergy production. A GIS-based mapping with FAO and other global data on land cover, soil and biodiversity-relevant areas will be used to “screen” global land, and case studies in several countries will match the global screening with “bottom-up” analyses.

Draft Agenda

12.00 h - Welcome
Kilian Delbrück, Ministry for the Environment

12.05 h - Introduction
Almut Jering, Federal Environment Agency

12.15 h - Key Issues and Approach of the Research Project
Uwe R. Fritsche, Öko-Institut

12.25 h - Comments on the project issues and approach

  • Martina Otto, UNEP (Paris)
  • Kathrin Ammermann, BfN (Leipzig)

12.40 h - Questions and Discussion 
moderated by Almut Jering

12.55 h - End of Info Event

Further Information

Briefing Paper for the Information Event at CBD-COP9 on May 27, 2008


Uwe R. Fritsche
Öko-Institut e.V., Darmstadt Office
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Dr. Klaus Hennenberg
Öko-Institut e.V., Darmstadt Office
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