TRANSrisk co-organised with GREEN-WIN the "2nd International Workshop on Sustainability and Resilience of Bio-energy for Climate Change: Support Exemplary Solutions, Business Models and Enabling Conditions", on the 22nd-24th of May 2017 in Bali, Indonesia.
The workshop's main objective was to follow up on the findings of the 1st International workshop as well as to explore sustainability visions and policy proposals in terms of consistency, adequacy, robustness and the feasibility of the green business model. The particular focus supported the exemplary solution, business model and the enabling condition through investment opportunities and partnership on energy poverty eradication and resilient livelihood with bio-energy.
More particularly, the workshop analysed the sustainability and climate resilience of low carbon transition pathways comprising of biofuels made from crop wastes and residues, which are technically and economically feasible as well as acceptable from a social and environmental viewpoint.
The workshop's format was the following:
- Field trip related to biogas usage
- Presentation on enabling bio-energy deployment in Indonesia
- Focus Group Discussions
Dr. Jenny Lieu, TRANSrisk's scientific coordinator from Science Technology Policy Research, University of Sussex, highlighted the importance of bi-directional knowledge transfer between EU and emerging economies concerning bioenergy.
Moreover, Dr. Tahia Devischer, researcher from Stockholm Environment Institute, presented the 4 distinct sets of drivers required for the 4 different biogas projects in Bali. Also, she mentioned that "Agent of change is an important initiator not only to boost biogas development in Indonesia but also to deal with risks and opportunities within biogas system".
Also, Mr. Eise Spijker, researcher from Joint Implementation Network, presented the co-effects of transition pathways in the livestock sector in the Netherlands.
For more information regarding the workshop also visit the GREEN-WIN website here.