"Today’s urban farmers don’t just grow food to eat; they also see urban agriculture as a way to increase the biodiversity in cities, bringing people from different backgrounds and age groups together, improving mental and physical health and regenerating derelict neighbourhoods".
The aim of these forest inventory based tools is to provide accurate and to-the-point information concerning European forests, their management and the fulfillment of ecosystem services delivered by the forests under different scenarios.
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This toolset gives access to data from S2Biom project, which supports the sustainable delivery of non-food biomass feedstock at local, regional and pan European level through developing harmonised data sets, strategies and roadmaps on multiple levels.
"Modern bioenergy is critical to meeting global climate change goals", say Kimmo Tiillikainen, Minister of the Environment, Energy and Housing of Finland, and Fatih Birol, Executive Director of IEA, the International Energy Agency, 2018.
The Paris Agreement demands tougher action to remove greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere. We must, at the same time, prepare for the inevitable climate change that is already happening. In this context, current uses of land in the UK must change.
The main aim is to provide guidelines for the development of a European Bioenergy Trade Strategy for 2020 and beyond. It should ensure that imported biomass feedstock is sustainably sourced and used in an efficient way, while avoiding distortion of other markets.