Background & Challenge
Whilst renewable transport fuels have a range of robust criteria to meet, the failure to harmonise GHG and sustainability criteria across different sectors in the bio-economy can result in market distortions and unintended environmental consequences. Different sectors currently use a variety of standards and criteria, both mandatory and voluntary in relation to biomass as a resource. The sectors considered will include road transport, aviation, heat, electricity, agriculture, waste, forestry and chemicals.
An initial study was completed in 2019/20 with Aston university, the findings of which this project will develop further.
To identify the implications of any failure to harmonise GHG and sustainability standards across sectors
To influence UK Government policy with the aim of avoiding market distortions and unintended negative environmental consequences
Actions & Outputs
This (second) phase will bring together a multi-sector stakeholder group to share the desk-based study produced in LowCVP's 2019 work programme
Undertake stakeholder workshop to agree how harmonised are standards across sectors and policy and where further work is required
Dissemination and communication to various government departments, LowCVP working groups and other channels.
April 2020 – July 2021
Harmonising GHG Sustainability Criteria Webinar