Title: Approaches to evaluate the carbon neutrality of the forest value chain
Authors: Muys, Bart ×
Cardellini, Giuseppe
Almeida, Joana
Achten, Wouter #
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: The Commonwealth Forestry Association
Host Document: Sustaining Forests, Sustaining People: The Role of Research vol:16 issue:5 pages:223-224
Series Title: The International Forestry Review
Conference: XXIV IUFRO World Congress location:Salt Lake City, USA date:5–11 October 2014
Abstract: This contribution will start with a state of affairs in the scientific debate on carbon neutrality of forest biomass, shortly introducing the terminology and the main issues (carbon neutrality, carbon debt, indirect land use change, substitution, cascading). Then time and space explicit Life Cycle Assessment (tispa-LCA) is introduced as the approach to address the issues, and to make accurate predictions of the greenhouse gas impact of wood products compared to their alternatives. The tispa-LCA will be illustrated with examples from tree-based biofuels in Africa and wood products in Europe. Recommendations will be formulated to make tispa-LCA operational.
ISSN: 1465-5498
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IMa
Appears in Collections:Division Forest, Nature and Landscape Research
× corresponding author
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