Applying a science‐based systems perspective to dispel misconceptions about climate effects of forest bioenergy

  title={Applying a science‐based systems perspective to dispel misconceptions about climate effects of forest bioenergy},
  author={Annette L. Cowie and G{\"o}ran Berndes and Niclas Scott Bentsen and Miguel Brand{\~a}o and Francesco Cherubini and Gustaf Egnell and Brendan Hugh George and Leif Gustavsson and Marc Hanewinkel and Zoe M. Harris and Filip Johnsson and Martin Junginger and Keith L. Kline and Kati Koponen and Jaap Koppejan and Florian Kraxner and Patrick Lamers and Stefan Majer and Eric S. Marland and Gert‐Jan Nabuurs and Luc Pelkmans and Roger Sathre and Marcus Schaub and Charles Smith and Sampo Soimakallio and Floor van der Hilst and Jeremy Woods and Fabiano A. Ximenes},
  journal={GCB Bioenergy},
The scientific literature contains contrasting findings about the climate effects of forest bioenergy, partly due to the wide diversity of bioenergy systems and associated contexts, but also due to differences in assessment methods. The climate effects of bioenergy must be accurately assessed to inform policy‐making, but the complexity of bioenergy systems and associated land, industry and energy systems raises challenges for assessment. We examine misconceptions about climate effects of forest… 
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