ACMECS Bioenergy 2015. Three Years of Effort Towards a Regional Bioenergy Network

Bruckman VJ, Haruthaithanasan M, Kraxner F, Miller R, Darabant A, Choumnit G, Thongmanivong S, Ko Ko Gyi M, et al. (2016). ACMECS Bioenergy 2015. Three Years of Effort Towards a Regional Bioenergy Network. Commission for Interdisciplinary Ecological Studies (KIOES) DOI:10.1553/KIOESOP_005.

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Abstract

Global change, including climate change, societal dynamics, economic challenges, environmental protection and the need to improve livelihoods and to reduce poverty have led to a situation where national solutions must be embedded in regional strategies. The ACMECS countries Lao PDR, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam have a long tradition in collaboration across borders. Despite the cultural heterogeneity and different status of development, it can be a great advantage to address global challenges together.

Biomass is seen as a promising resource for energy and industrial raw materials, but the challenge is that biomass production requires land and increased production can cause conflicts and environmental degradation. The increased demand for biomass in the recent years, coupled with the fact that the balance between domestic, regional and foreign demand for biomass is changing, requires careful attention.

As a consequence of these developments, the Kasetsart Agricultural and Agro-Industrial Product Improvement Institute (KAPI) of the Kasetsart University, Thailand initiated a process to establish a regional bioenergy network. International experts, including members of the IUFRO Task Force "Sustainable Forest Biomass Network (SFBN)", have acknowledged the significant progress made over the last few years.

This report is jointly published with the IUFRO Occasional Paper series, Vol. 31 (http://www.iufro.org/publications/series/occasional-papers/article/2016/04/20/occasional-paper-31-acmecs-bioenergy-2015-three-years-of-efforts-towards-a-regional-bioenergy-n/)

Item Type: Other
Uncontrolled Keywords: Global change, climate change, societal dynamics, economic challenges, environmental protection, poverty reduction
Research Programs: Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM)
Depositing User: Michaela Rossini
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2016 05:46
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2016 08:18
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/13306

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