ISCC Newsletter Nr. 64 vom 11. November 2015

G7 Alliance Conference on Resource Efficiency ISCC Side Event: How to Ensure Sustainability of the Biobased Economy –

Responsible Solutions and Innovative Tools

23 November 2015, Berlin

In the context of the G7 Alliance Conference on Resource Efficiency in Berlin (23 – 24 November 2015) ISCC is organising a side event. “How to ensure Sustainability of the Biobased Economy – Responsible Sourcing and Innovative Tools” is the title of the half-day event taking place in Berlin on 23 November, directly prior to the main conference.

Innovative tools to monitor sustainable and deforestation-free supply chains in global commodity markets will be presented. Senior representatives from industry and trade, brand owners, NGOs as well as science and research will approach the topic from different angles. Opportunities for questions will be given throughout the event, and a panel discussion at the end will highlight main conclusions.
ISCC Side Event: Further information and registration 

The G7 Alliance on Resource Efficiency was set up at this year’s summit of the G7 Heads of State in Germany. The Alliance aims to share knowledge and best practices in the conservation and efficient use of natural resources. At the summit it was recognised that sustainably produced renewable resources can substitute fossil resources, and thus make important contributions to climate protection goals.

The G7 Alliance Conference on Resource Efficiency is hosted by the German Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture. Experience gained with ISCC certification will be presented at this conference as well.
G7 Conference: Link to the official website

 

ISCC Plantation and Land Use Assessment Training -

Implementation of Deforestation-Free Supply Chains

2 – 3 December 2015, Jakarta, Indonesia

The second ISCC Plantation and Land Use Assessment Training (1.5 days) is taking place in Jakarta, Indonesia, on 2 – 3 December 2015.

Participants will get an update on the latest amendments of the European Renewable Energy Directive (RED), especially with regard to land use change and highly biodiverse grassland and the respective implications for sustainabilty certification with ISCC. Furthermore, the training offers comprehensive insights into the ISCC sustainability requirements for audits on plantation level, and the impact of land use change on greenhouse gas emissions. 

Latest technologies on how to detect and monitor land use change and implement deforestation-free supply chains will be presented at this training. This includes tools to facilitate land use assessment and risk analysis, and to support the verification of voluntary or legally binding sustainability requirements in food, feed, energy or chemical markets. 

Target groups: company representatives, certification bodies and auditors, NGOs, research bodies and authorities.

Book your place until 18 November and get the early bird discount.
Click here for further information and registration

 

ISCC Regional Stakeholder Dialogue Southeast Asia

Meeting of the Working Group "Land Use Change"

4 December 2015, Jakarta, Indonesia

The working group "Land Use Change", that is operating in the framework of the ISCC Technical Committee Southeast Asia, is meeting in Jakarta on 4 December 2015 (one day after the above-mentioned ISCC Training).

During the meeting inter alia the following topics will be presented and discussed:

  • Update on the new EU-RED with respect to land use change (e.g. low iLUC biofuels, highly biodiverse grassland) and implications for ISCC
  • Overview on no-deforestation strategies, their implementation and impact on certification
  • Producer's and buyer's view on no-deforestation strategies
  • ISCC's no-deforestation approach

Tasks and deliverables of the working group will be discussed and defined. A detailed agenda will be published closer to the meeting.

Participation in the meeting is free of charge.
Click here for further information and registration

 

SAVE THE DATE - 17 February 2016

6th ISCC Global Sustainability Conference

The 6th ISCC Global Sustainability Conference is taking place in Brussels on Wednesday, 17 February 2016. Like in the previous years, this important annual ISCC conference is open to all interested parties.
Further information will be announced shortly.