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1 AU / UN ECA Bioenergy Programme Mainstream African Bioenergy Policy Framework and GuidelinesNairobi, September 2013Martina OttoHead of Policy Unit, Energy BranchCoordinator Bioenergy
2 UNEP’s approach to bioenergy Bioenergy is neither good nor bad per se;to avoid unintended consequences in the short and long-term, bioenergy development requires solid planning and management,both on the national policy and strategy and the project levels.Scientific assessments:Tools:International Panel for Sustainable Resource Management: Assessing Biofuels report (2009)The Bioenergy and Water Nexus, UNEP, IEA Bioenergy Task 43, Oeko Institut (2011)Issue Paper series on emerging issues: Land use and land use change ; Bioenergy and Water; Invasive species; Stakeholder consultation; Group Certification; Facilitating Energy Access; REDD+Assessments & Guidelines for Sustainable Liquid Biofuel Production in Developing Countries, funded by GEF, implemented with FAO and UNIDO, providing guidance on environmental, social and economic performance of biofuel projects.Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP):Methodological framework for GHG calculationsSustainability criteria & indicatorsRoundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB):solid multi-stakeholder processall major issues are coveredUN Energy Decision Support Tool for Sustainable Bioenergy (DST), developed by UNEP and FAO to provide stepwise guidance to decision makers in governments to develop sustainable bioenergy policies and strategies, and to assess investment proposals.Finance:Regional and national support:CASCADe: enhancing African expertise to generate carbon credits in the forestry and bioenergy sectors by providing technical assistance, institutional support and training workshops.Jatropha-based PoA: assessing the feasibility of a CDM Programme of Activities for rural energy generation from Jatropha oil in Mali.African Rural Energy Enterprise Development promoting rural energy enterprises, includes a bioenergy component that allows to demonstrate additional environmental and social benefits resulting from ‘local production for local use’ projects.performance of biofuel projects, using a settings approach.Bioenergy Policy Support Facility, providing advisory services to governments developing and implementing bioenergy policies, strategies and measures, mobilizing local and international experts: targeted consultations; science-based information for decision making; advice on legal frameworks, planning and management tools; and guidance on processes to facilitate integrated decision-making.Mapping of land suitable and available for bioenergy development:Methodology refined (GIS and groundtruthing)completed in Kenya, Uganda, Senegal
3 Outline Bioenergy Decision Support Tool Sustainability Standards Global Bioenergy Partnership – 24 sustainability indicators
4 www.bioenergydecisiontool.org a web-based tool and living document developed by FAO and UNEPunder the framework of UN Energyto assist countries to manage risks and challenges,in a process anchored in each country’s specific contextstep-wise guidance for strategy formulation and investment decision-making processes; providing a decision framework for governments to develop their own responsesrepository of technical resources andlinks to existing tools, guidelines and resourcesguidance on identification and inclusion of stakeholders in the bioenergy decision-making process and on adopting transparent processes for good governance
5 A National Strategy Decision Tree Feedstocks and technologiesIllustrates a decision frameworkThree key stagesContext Analysis – evaluation of policy objectives and exploration of the alternatives available to meet them,.Bioenergy Options and Resource Baseline: feedstocks and technologies availableImplementation Framework: legal and policy frameworks for carrying out an dmonitoring bioenergy actionsNot a linear process – multiple feedback loops.Legal and policy frameworks
6 WHOStakeholder engagement at the inception of policy and strategy developmentComprehensiveness vs. practicabilityProcess, if possible tied into an existing national development processExample in the region: Mozambiquedesign policy; housed in the Ministry in chargesounding board; feedback in a structured mannerQuality of engagement; Provision of necessary information; capacity buildingBioenergy cuts across many sectors and issues – thus coordination and integration of the strategy and related policies is critical.Steps for stakeholder participation.Which stakeholders should be involvedAll those with a special interest should be involved.Likely to be a broad group – reflecting the different sectors and issues, from AG and Forestry, ENERGY, ENV, Finance, Trade and Industry.GOV. Private Sector. Civil Society.In what manner should they participate.Task Force. – design and implement the strategy. Housed in the ministry in charge of bioenergy.Forum. – solicit feedback in a structured manner – sounding board for testing ideas and reconceiling them with the reality of expetise and experience that is available locally, nationally, regionally and internationally.If possible tied into existing national development an dpoverty alleviation processes and structures.Monitoring of stakeholder engagement:-Provision of necessary information-Capacity building for key partnersFacilitated consultation and negotiation- Well defined monitoring procedure for feedbackListen to needs from men and women
7 WHYDifferent policy objectives can motivate bioenergy development; achieving these will influence the pathway taken in a given country/region, making the WHY the logical starting point for any strategy and policy developmentFrom objectives to prioritiesGenderDifferent policy objectives are put forward to motivate bioenergy development:Achieving these will influence the pathway that is taken in a given country or region.Beginning with objectives and ending with priorities.Judge added value of bioenergy development in relation to national/regional development strategies, including poverty reduction goals, rural development plans, natural resource management plans, sectoral policies.Due to the cross-linkes to other sectors, the Why phase is critical.Articulating objectivesEvaluation in light of other energy options.
8 Articulating Objectives – Assessing alternatives Judge added value of bioenergy for national and regional development goalsMatching energy resource endowments with energy demands by end useAlthough some alternatives may be more desirable within one objective, it is important to look across the objectives to identify multiple benefitsThis process pre-empts to some degree the next steps – feedback loopsExample: Forests can be managed based on rural development needs, as carbon sinks or as sources of bioenergy. Look for ways to integrate them!Examples of alternatives for meeting various policy objectives.A simple screening should be conducted on the basis of key factors such as land and resource constraints, existing technical capacity, employment and livelihoods, and availability of infrastructure. Analysis needs to be based on an overall assessment of energy resource endowments and their matching with energy demands by end use.Although some alternatives may be more desirable within one objective, it is important to look across the objectives to identify multiple benefits.This process pre-empts to some degree the next stage – which will look at things in more depth – feedback loops!Example: Forests can be managed based on rural development needs or as carbon sinks or as sources of bioenergy. Look for ways to integrate.
9 WHY cont’dConsider external drivers to ensure that bioenergy market can develop over time and is robust.Look at the strategy and policy through the lens of the villagers and localities that will produce and use bioenergy.What role of bioenergy in the Climate Portfolio, in the Enegy Mix?Evaluating external drivers. Over which often little control only.To ensure that the bioenergy market can develop over time, and is robust.Dependence on imported energy and related issues with respect to the trade balance and the energy portfolio are one set of external drivers.Donor preferences.Climate vulnerability!Regional and International Linkages:Climate and Biodiversity treaties.Trade.Incorporating National needs. Look at strategy through the lens of the villagers and localities that will produce and use bioenergy. Comparison with other off-grid options – local employment generation. Little initial investment. Integrated systems – food farming efficiency, cascading use.Setting priorities What role of bioenergy in the Climate Portfolio? What energy mix? How will it be transformed over time? What new laws are needed? Existing laws need to be modified? Should there be bioenergy targets, if yes at what level? Bottom-up process to determine, based on end uses and resource availability.
10 WHICH – Prioritise Sectors and applications Priorities set influence which demand sectors and fuels will be emphasisedExample: significant forest resources may lead to emphasis on the heat and power sector; the presence of significant wood product industries, forested areas, and areas suitable for wood plantations to be explored under ‘Where”Example: efficient stove programme can free wood resources for other uses – from traditional to modern biomass useDomestic vs exportExample: MauritiusBuildings SectorEnd use: cookingElectric PowerLPGOff GridSetting priorities for bioenergy in relation to the policy objectives has immediate implications for which demand sectors applications and fuels will be emphasisedFor example, significant forest resources may lead to some emphasis on heat and power sector, since woody biomass has more uniform properties and lower cost of preparation and handling than ag sources. The presence of significant wood products industries, forested areas, and areas suitable for wood plantations can then be explored in detail when conducting the land use assessment.End use perspective facilitates greater efficiency by matching exploitation of biomass to energy demand and improving flexibility in sector applications.Changes in traditional biomass sector. For example, stove programme can help free fwood resources for other means – from biodiversity to modern bioenergy use.Resource efficiency! Cogen. Heat and power over fuel.Domestic use vs export.PV SystemsStand Alone GeneratorsBiomass Gasifier & EngineElectricityGridCoal-fired power plantCogenHydroKeroseneImportedWoodfuel
11 WHERE Example: Mapping processes in Kenya, Uganda and Senegal Careful assessment of the availability and suitability of land resources.
12 mapping and zoning Building blocks for a solid mapping methodology Land SuitabilityAgro-climatic:Water BalanceTemperatureEdaphic:Topography (altitude and slope)SoilsClimate change outlook/ adaptationLand availabilityEnvironmental screening/ sensitivity areasPAEcosystem servicesWildlifeHCVLCV/degraded landLand coverSocialCultural / medicinal use areasCurrent land use / Food/FodderUrbanConflictArcheologicalLand tenureInfrastructure / logisticsBuilding blocks for a solid mapping methodologyThe level of detail (i.e. scale and accuracy) for each variable matters; and the optimal data is a decision between availability and cost.Data collection may present a particular challenge for developing countries.Data gaps have been identified, particularly regarding biodiversity. Information on PAs designated under the CBD and Wetlands under the Ramsar Convention is easily accessible.A database or an assessment tool, such as IBAT, adapted to bioenergy planning would be useful.Mapping and zoning are also included in the UNEP package – previous activities have been working with Kenya, Senegal and Uganda to conduct an environmental suitability and AEZ for biofuel production – overlaying AEZ with exclusion areas, biodiversity areas, and areas with competition to food production, etc.Methodology workshopFGV
13 HOW ownership structures is codified in commercial law and registers business models and land tenure rightseach of the three major schemes – concessions, contract farming, smallholder – comes with its own benefits and challengesOwnership of property, capital and resources is normally codified in commercial law and the registers.Of special importance: business models and land tenure.ConcessionsContract farmingSmall-scale.Each come with their own set of risks and opportunities. Solid assessment is needed to ensure proper integration of biioenergy into other secor strategies.
14 Implementation Actions in relation to sectors and policies Requires exchange bw different ministriesBioenergy Strategy sets out the objectives and key bioenergy options.Implementaiton Strategy defines how these goals will be pursued.Significant coordination between Minsitries.
15 ImplementationSpecific Support Mechanisms will draw on various operational aspects of the strategy: technology/ market/fiscal and organisationalSpecific support mechanisms will draw on various operational aspects of the strategy: technology, market/fiscal, regulatory and organisational.
16 ImplementationKey questions that should be addressed as legislation is developed, refined and implemented, to ensure Policy Integration• Are legal arrangements adequate to support government policies and targets for bioenergy?• Are there appropriate market regulations and incentives to boost production and consumption of bioenergy?• Have legislative measures been taken to ensure that cultivation of energy crops to produce biofuels does not have adverse impacts on food security?• Are social and environmental implications of competing land uses adequately addressed?• How can bioenergy legislation strengthen the legal framework applicable to deforestation, biodiversity, greenhouse gas emissions and introduction of alien species?Framework may be most effecive way to present the strategy and give it some teeth, if a new area of development. It will have implications on ENV and EN policy.Incorporate framework legislation into renewable energy or general energy policy.
17 Implementation Regulatory Options Need to respect international conventions• Rules for independent power production;• Feed in TariffsBlending mandates for use of biofuels in the transport sector;Sustainability requirements for bioenergy;• Forest protection and rules for wood extraction in forests;• NAMAsFossil Fuel Subsidy ReformLimits or stipulations to land ownershipLicensing proceduresConnected to overall energy/env policy and related to laws governing the ag and forestry sectors, but also trade, industrial and fiscal legislation.Need to respect international conventions, such as CC, Biodiv.
18 Techno-economic background Designing a strategyImplementation and operationProject screeningLand resourcesPeople and processesDeployment and good practicesEvaluating impactsAttempt to teasing you into the tool:inter-linked modules that in detail explain the key issues when designing a strategy and/or doing a project screening:A Techno-economic background – an overview of bioenergy technology, end-uses, and key sectorsDesigning a Strategy – knowing trade offs, how to identify key stakeholders and institutionsImplementation and Operation – legal and regulatory frameworks, integrating energy baselines, and monitoring & evaluationProject screening – how to evaluate a project proposalLand resources – an overview of land resource assessments, how to define an exclusion zone (i.e. high carbon content, high biodiversity, etc.), marginal and degraded lands definitionPeople and Processes – governance issues, how to engage stakeholdersDeployment and Good Practices – a repository of good practices such as sustainable agricultural/ forestry practices, integrated food energy systems, etc.Evaluating Impacts – a collection of open ended questions that ask about bioenergy impacts with references
19 Standards Quality assurance – product specifications Sustainability assurance - an estimated 67 sustainability certification schemes operational / being developed. Need for convergence and cooperation between schemes.Scope - feedstock specific, biofuels, bioenergy, biomaterials, agriculture and forestryDepth – EU RED compliant to comprehensive schemes following ISEAL guidance, and covering all three pillars of sustainability.The higher the standard, usually the higher the cost of compliance, but the higher also the gains – standards are also a management tool that reduces environmental and social as well as reputational risk.Standards alone do not solve all the issues – national policy and planning needs to go hand in hand to address cumulative effects. Access to export markets / Contribution to national development. Considered in relation to Mandates / Licensing.
20 Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels Developed in a multi-stakeholder processServes as management toolEnables market access12 Principles, covering comprehensively the different environmental and socio-economic concerns; goes beyond EU REDLegalityPlanning, Monitoring and Continuous ImprovementGreenhouse Gas EmissionsHuman and Labor RightsRural and Social DevelopmentLocal Food SecurityConservationSoilWaterAirUse of Technology, Inputs, and Management of WasteLand Rights
21 Price and supply of a national food basket Access to land, water and other natural resourcesLabour conditionsRural and social developmentAccess to energyHuman health and safetyLifecycle GHG emissionsProductive capacity of land and ecosystems : soil quality, wood harvest levelsAir quality: non-GHG air pollutant emissionsWater availability, use efficiency and qualityBiological diversity in the landscapeLand-use change, including indirect effects24 indicators18 themesResource availability & use efficiencies in bioenergy production, conversion, distribution and end-useEconomic developmentEconomic viability & competitiveness of bioenergyAccess to technology and technological capabilitiesEnergy security3 pillarsEnvironmentSocialEconomic
22 GBEP indicator 8: Land use and land-use change related to bioenergy feedstock production Total area of land for bioenergy feedstock production, and as compared to total national surface and agricultural and managed forest land areasense of the size of the role of bioenergy in national LUPercentages of bioenergy from yield increases, residues, wastes and degraded or contaminated landrelates to bioenergy production that does not have dLUCNet annual rates of conversion between land-use types caused directly by bioenergy feedstock production, including the following (amongst others):o arable land and permanent crops, permanent meadows and pastures, and managed forests;o natural forests and grasslands, peatlands, and wetlandsrelates to bioenergy feedstock production causing LUC, describing the patterns in LUC
23 Water use and efficiency GBEP indicator 5:Water use and efficiencyWater withdrawn from nationally-determined watershed(s) for the production and processing of bioenergy feedstocks, expressed:as the percentage of total actual renewable water resources (TARWR) andas the percentage of total annual water withdrawals (TAWW), disaggregated into renewable and non-renewable water sourcesVolume of water withdrawn from nationally-determined watershed(s) used for the production and processing of bioenergy feedstocks per unit of bioenergy output, disaggregated into renewable and non-renewable water sources.Water demand of bioenergy and how it compares to availability; efficiency in use; competing usesCumulative effects; threat to water bodies – scarcityBest practices to promote efficiencyIntegrated Water Management and Planning
24 Water Resource Management Water Policies institutional and legal environment in which water is supplied and used.; e.g. water rights, collective action (e.g. water user associations that manage water allocation within irrigation systems as a group), privatization of utilities;incentives to conserve water, including water pricing, water markets (e.g. tradable water use rights and water pollution trading), effluent charges);water quotas, licenses and pollution controls (e.g. water standards);investments in efficiency or conservation programmes, including rehabilitation and restoration of water infrastructure in all sectors.Enabling conditionsMarket-based incentivesCommand and ControlDirectinter-ventions
25 EU Water Framework Directive Example 1EU Water Framework DirectiveWFD covers surface and groundwater, and uses a river basin approach. It mandates supporting river basin plans to be introduced in all Member States, deadlines for reaching “good ecological status” for all water, and sets emission limits and quality standards.Implementation of the WFD strongly depends on the development of agriculture and land use, which is influenced by the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and bioenergy-related policies.Rural Development Regulation provides financial support, e.g. agro-environmental and agro-forestry payments, and farm investment support.Perennial herbaceous and short rotation woody plants can lead to improved water quality. Hence, the integration of such plants into the agricultural landscape has been proposed to help achieve the WFD objectives.
26 National Water Act, South Africa Example 2National Water Act, South AfricaIn the NWA of South Africa, the impacts of land use and land use change on the hydrological cycle and their potential impact on water resources are recognised.Through ‘stream flow reduction activity’, “any activity … [that] … is likely to reduce the availability of water in a watercourse to the Reserve, to meet international obligations, or to other water users significantly”, the potential water use and likely impact of biofuel feedstock production needs to be assessed before permission is granted for production, incl . water use license.Production of biofuel crops under irrigation is allowed only under exceptional circumstances by the Department of Minerals and Energy. Farmers with existing water use licenses cannot be prevented from converting their output from food/fodder crop production to biofuel feedstock production, but license applications for biofuel processing plants will not be approved if the plants are to receive irrigated feedstock. An industrial water tariff is considered, effectively charging much more than the usual subsidized agricultural tariff.
27 Take awaysMulti-stakeholder engagement processes from strategy to policy development and monitoring.Policy coherence, across sectoral policies relevant to bioenergy such as agriculture, environment, forestry, industry and trade.Policy integration. Bioenergy should be part of low carbon development strategies, and embedded in overall Energy Policy.Bioenergy mandates and targets to based on bottom-up resource and demand assessments, and flanked by solid sustainability standards. Best to start with modest targets that can be increased over time, to provide longer-term visibility for investors.Monitoring and review of policies – ensure effectiveness towards achieving the objectives. GBEP sustainability criteria. Get engaged!Have a look at the DST website. Help us to make the DST a useful tool for you, indicate gaps and good practices. I is a Living document.SE4All – triple goals; reduction of traditional biomass use to access to modern energy services – sustainable modern bioenergy can help make this energy transition! SDGs / post 2015 development agenda