research product . Other ORP type . 2021

The biochar system in the EU : the pieces are falling into place, but key policy questions remain

VERDE, Stefano F.; CHIARAMONTI, David;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2021
  • Publisher: European University Institute
  • Country: Italy
Abstract
The biochar system presents itself as an exceptional negative emissions technology in that it can readily provide multiple public goods at relatively low cost, notably restoration of soil carbon and water conservation in addition to climate mitigation, as well as multiple private goods related to the use of biochar as a soil amendment and other possible uses. To realise this potential at scale, however, a holistic and coherent cross-sectoral policy approach is needed. So far, the lack of an enabling and supportive policy framework at the EU level and, consequently, low demand for biochar as a soil amendment, has been the main barrier to widespread diffusion of t...
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INNOPATHS
Innovation pathways, strategies and policies for the Low-Carbon Transition in Europe
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 730403
  • Funding stream: H2020 | RIA
Communities
Science and Innovation Policy StudiesDomain-specific projects: INNOPATHS
SDSN - GreeceSustainable Development Projects: Innovation pathways, strategies and policies for the Low-Carbon Transition in Europe
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