Impact Assessment

Impact assessments are a critical safeguard to prevent unsustainable bioenergy projects from occurring. If the project proposal has passed an initial screening, a more detailed assessment of project impacts—positive and negative—should be carried out. The risks and opportunities that arise from these impacts can then be evaluated, and mitigation actions can be proposed as appropriate and feasible. Impacts that are of special concern in the context of bioenergy projects include those related to food security, biodiversity, climate change and natural resource use.

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