Meeting of the ISCC Regional Stakeholder Committee Solid Biomass

28.11.2017, Brussels (Belgium)

Venue: Park Inn by Radisson Brussels Midi
Place Marcel Broodthaers 3
1060 Bruxelles

The next ISCC regional stakeholder meeting for solid biomass will take place on 28 November 2017. This meeting will give you the opportunity to discuss with an EU Policy Officer and experts the implications of the sustainability requirements for solid biomass being part of the heavily discussed RED recast.

Solid biomass covers a significant portion of European renewable energy sources and therefore contributes to climate change mitigation by e.g. reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The European Union sets out a target of at least 27% share of renewable energy consumed in the EU in 2030. In order to reach this target, in 2016 the European Commission published a proposal for a recast of the Renewable Energy Directive. The recast proposes a new framework for renewables post 2020. As part of this, the Commission proposes to strengthen the EU sustainability criteria including new risk-based criteria on biodiversity and carbon management for forest biomass.

The ISCC stakeholder meeting will focus on sustainability criteria on solid biomass and traceability in forest industry supply chains. In the first session, Giulio Volpi from DG Energy will give an introduction on forest biomass sustainability and its implementation in the RED II proposal. Following, speakers from companies, associations and regulators will give further insides in forest biomass sustainability. The second session will focus on traceability in forest industry supply chains through the example of the EU Tiber Regulation (EUTR) and innovative tools supporting sustainability and risk evaluation for forest biomass. Panel discussions will close both sessions, giving all stakeholders the opportunity to get involved and deepen the discussion.

This stakeholder meeting is also an excellent opportunity to meet people form the industry and to broaden your network.

The attendance is free of charge, but the number of participants is limited.

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