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Bioresources Within a Net-Zero Emissions Economy: Making a Sustainable Approach Possible

While bioresources are in principle renewable, not all forms of biomass use are beneficial froman environmental perspective: not all biomass is ‘good’ biomass. To be sustainable, biomass production should have low lifecycle GHG emissions.

This latest report in the Making Missions Impossible series sets out how rapidly increasing demand for bioresources could outstrip sustainable supply, undermining climate mitigation efforts and harming biodiversity, unless alternative zero-carbon options are rapidly scaled-up, clear sustainability standards for biomass supply are enforced, and use of bioresources carefully prioritized.

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