Research Project Reports

Guidelines to Assess Sustainability of Biomass Utilisation in East Asia

By Masayuki Sagisaka (Ed.)

ERIA Research Project Report 2008-8-2

Posted: March 2009

Full Report


RPR-2008-8-2

Contents


FRONT COVER

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION
1.1 Background
1.2 Discussion
1.3 Biomass in East Asian Countries in 2008
1.4 Worlwide Discussion on Sustainable Bioenergy

GLOBAL DISCUSSIONS ON SUSTAINABILITY OF BIOMASS DERIVED FUEL
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Salient features of guidelines and directives

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESMENT METHODEOLOGY
3.1 ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT - Life Cycle Approach to Develop Greenhouse Gas Inventory
3.1.1 Introduction
3.1.2 Conducting an LCI Analysis of Bioenergy
3.1.3 Recommendaton
3.2 ECONOMIC IMPACT - Methodologies Used in the Calculation of Indices for Economic Assesment
3.2.1 Introduction
3.2.2 Economic Assesment of Biomass Utilisation
REFERENCES
3.3 SOCIAL IMPACT
3.3.1 Introduction
3.3.2 HDI and Social Development
3.3.3 Estimation of SDIS
3.3.4 Data and Assumptions
3.3.5 Methodology for Estimation
3.3.6 Summary of Results
3.3.7 Conclusions
REFERENCES
Appendix 1: Calculations of HDI

INTEGRATION OF SUSTAINABILITY INDICATORS
4.1 Approaches for integration
4.2 Integrated of Indicators for assessing biomass utilisation
REFERENCES

POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS

CONCLUSION
APPENDIX 1 PILOT STUDY - ENVIRONMENT
APPENDIX 2-1 PILOT STUDY - ECONOMICS
APPENDIX 2-2 PILOT STUDY - COCONUT
APPENDIX 3 PILOT STUDY - SOCIAL

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