Landscape Decision System through spatial modelling tools to achieve UK net zero target

Muhammad Naveed Arshad, Iain Donnison, Rebecca Rowe

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Committee on Climate Change recommended that the UK should aim to be net zero on all greenhouse gases by 2050 as part of the 2016 Paris Agreement to keep global warming under 2 degrees. Getting to net zero is technically feasible but highly challenging. Bioenergy from dedicated crops or biological waste streams is widely recognised as a key tool in can help to achieve UK net zero target. The supply of both these resource streams, however, have a geographical component, requiring an understanding of the spatial distribution and constraints of supply. For bioenergy crops here is an urgent need to develop better landscape decision tools keeping in view the biodiversity and food security. Whilst the waste streams, challenges are around quantification of the future availability of food and garden waste and energy recovery from waste. Within the Supergen Bioenergy Hub we have seeked to address these challenges utilising spatial modelling tools to support land use decision-making. Facilitating evidence-based decisions through research collaboration with policymakers, industry and research institute partners, and identifying hotspots for bioenergy development or deployment throughout the UK.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 20 May 2021
EventClimate Exp0 2021 -
Duration: 17 May 202121 May 2021


ConferenceClimate Exp0 2021
Period17 May 202121 May 2021
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  • Bioenergy
  • Miscanthus
  • Climate change


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