Webinar: The role of woody biomass for energy and the NECP revision

Posted on 19 Jun 2023
The LIFE BIO-BALANCE partnership team and WWF Central and Eastern Europe cordially invite you to an online event on the topic of biomass sustainability and NECP planning on 22 June 2023, 14-16:00 CEST.

REGISTER HERE TO OUR ZOOM WEBINAR and take part in the panel discussions with experts from academia, policy and NGOS 

detailed agenda :


14:05 PANEL 1: The RED III and provisions on forest biomass

  • The final RED III, loopholes in the forest biomass sustainability criteria, Alex Mason, Climate & Energy Manager, European Policy Office, WWF
  • The climate implications of the RED III woody biomass provisions, Michael Norton, Environment Programme Director, European Academies Science Advisory Council
  • Strengthening the sustainability criteria in the transposition process, Lora Stoeva, Forest Research Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Science
  • Panel discussion, questions from the audience

15:00 PANEL 2: The NECP Revision process, an opportunity for smart planning

  • Overview of NECP revision process, Brigitta Bozsó, Climate Policy Coordinator, CAN Europe 
  • Gaps in current NECPs and good practices for future ones, Matthew Smith, Senior Consultant, Trinomics 
  • Biomass sustainability in the building sector -  recommendations for the NECPs, Adam Harmant, Climate Programme Manager, WWF Hungary
  • Panel discussion, questions from the audience



Additional resources:

In order to support the revision process of the National Energy and Climate Plans and showcase best practices which are able to reduce, replace solid biomass energy use, or make it more efficient, the LIFE BIO-BALANCE partnership screened 14 selected existing National Energy and Climate Plans and selected 15 best practices each in the fields of energy efficiency, energy poverty and the eat & power sector. Click here to access the report.

With the same aim, we have also screened almost 500 EU-funded projects which have the potential to be upscaled and replicated in other countries. Altogether 37 best practices were selected, in addition to the topic of energy efficiency, energy poverty and heat&power also in financing. Click here to access the report.

About the LIFE BIO-BALANCE project

Funded by EU LIFE Programme Climate Governance and Information, the „Balancing solid biomass for climate neutrality in CEE countries” (LIFE BIO-BALANCE) overall objective is to support EU Member States to shift to a low-carbon and resilient economy by ensuring that solid biomass is produced and used sustainably at all levels.

For more information, please contact us at life-biobalance@wwf.hu


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