Special Issue "Bioenergy and Land"
A special issue of Land (ISSN 2073-445X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 16 June 2020.
Interests: sustainability; land use; bioenergy; land-use change modeling, renewable energy
Interests: sustainability indicators; greenhouse gas accounting; soil carbon; bioenergy; biochar
Interests: sustainability; bioenergy; renewable energy systems; bioeconomy; monitoring systems
To meet stringent greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets to limit the global temperature rise to well below 2C (preferably 1.5 C) above pre-industrial levels, as agreed upon in the Paris Agreement, large contributions of bioenergy and bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) will probably be required. However, there are many sustainability concerns related to bioenergy, such as increased GHG emissions, loss of biodiversity, impacts on water availability and quality, impacts on soils, and socio-economic impacts such as impacts on food-security. The majority of these sustainability issues are related to land-use and land-management changes induced by bioenergy feedstock production. The impacts of land-use and land-management changes highly depend on the biophysical and socio-economic context. Assessments of the sustainability of bioenergy should therefore specifically account for this location-specific context.
In this Special Issue, we aim to assemble state-of-the-art studies on the integration of bioenergy feedstock production into sustainable landscapes. We invite papers focusing on, but not limited to, the following topics:
- best practices and examples from the field of initiatives that aim to integrate biomass production with other land uses (e.g., agriculture, forestry, conservation);
- modeling studies that assess sustainable bioenergy potentials and/or impact assessments; and
- governance approaches and monitoring systems for sustainable biomass production.
The focus of the studies can vary from local to global scales.
Dr. Floortje van der Hilst
Dr. Annette Cowie
Prof. Daniela Thrän
Manuscript Submission Information
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- land use
- environmental impacts
- socio-economic impacts
- sustainable biomass potential
- land management
- land use planning