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 Zemo Partnership'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, working groups and other channels.
April 2020 – July 2021
Harmonising GHG Sustainability Criteria Webinar