In the special session different integrated assessment methods will be discussed against the background of the UN Green Economy approach and the UN Sustainability approach confirmed at the Rio+20 Conference.
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 GRACE W, POPE J. SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT IN CONTEXT: ISSUES OF PROCESS, POLICY AND GOVERNANCE. Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management. 2006;08:373-98.
 KNIPPENBERG L, HERMANS F. A PRINCIPLE-BASED APPROACH FOR THE EVALUATION OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT. Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management. 2006;08:299-319.
 POPE J. EDITORIAL: WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT? Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management. 2006;08:v-x.
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The setting up of a Vision for the uptake of biomass in EU has primarily taken place within the respective Technology Platforms (European Biofuels Technology Platform/ EBTP, Renewable Heating and Cooling Platform/ RHCP) and the most recent E Bioeconomy Strategy and Action Plan (2012) (http://ec.europa.eu/research/bioeconomy /pdf/201202_ innovating_sustainable_growth.pdf ) and industrial initiatives for the Biobased economy (http://www.cepi.org/node/653 )
Though the abovementioned initiatives have successfully set the path towards suggesting indicative shares for energy, fuels and biobased products in Europe up to 2030, it is widely understood that the wide variety of supply & logistics value chains, the complex interactions of the key market sectors involved - especially expanding from bioenergy and biofuels to the bio-based economy- and the expectations from the advanced pathways, which when fully commercial will facilitate the success of achieving the policy targets, fully justifies the development of a new, coherent and technically substantiated Vision.
S2Biom contribution to strategy and implementation plans:The project will build on the above initiatives; and develop coherent and technically substantiated Vision with a respective R&D roadmap for the delivery of non-food sustainable biomass supply in Europe to meet demand for 2030.
 Directive 2009/28/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources.
 Directive 2009/30/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 amending Directive 98/70/EC as regards the specification of petrol, diesel and gas-oil and introducing a mechanism to monitor and reduce greenhouse gas emissions and amending Council Directive 1999/32/EC as regards the specification of fuel used by inland waterway vessels and repealing Directive 93/12/EEC.
Organizers are coming from LCDS group of the SDEWES International Centre.