Part-financed by The European Union
European Regional Development Fund and European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument
Jan 23, 2012
The event took place on the 22nd of November 2011 in Poznań, Poland during the POLEKO Fairs, an International Trade Fair of Environmental Protection held within the Polish presidency in the European Union. The workshop provided an excellent opportunity to discuss the challenges and changing policies in the bioenergy energy sector in the framework of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) and the subsequent National Renewable Energy Action Plans (NREAPs).
he keynote speech was delivered by the representative of the European Commission, Giulio Volpi (DG ENER). In his speech Mr. Volpi emphasized the need for looking at the whole biomass lifecycle in the sustainability regulations, as well as for efficient verification schemes and minimization of administrative costs related to the process. He raised key policy questions, which were discussed in the subsequent dialogue with the audience.
Key policy challenges as well as measures and policies for achieving the national renewable energy targets were presented by representatives from Denmark, Poland, Finland, Germany and Sweden. The representatives of other countries present in the audience as well as the representatives of the Polish institutions who recently joined the Bioenergy Promotion project as associated partners for the extension stage: the Marshal Office of the Wielkopolska Region and the city of Gdynia, joined the roundtable discussions.
The workshop was a joint initiative of the Task 3.3 and the Task 5.2 of the Bioenergy Promotion project. It was organized by ConVoco - Consulting for Sustainable Development and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), in cooperation with SPEKTRUM and the Environmental Policy Research Centre (FFU).
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Dörte Ratzmann, doerte.ratzmann (a) bmu.bund.de
Sylwia Klatka, sk (a) ]convoco.pl
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