Page 11 - Module_8

This is a SEO version of Module_8. Click here to view full version

« Previous Page Table of Contents Next Page »
11
FAO/UNEP/UN-Energy Bioenergy Decision Support Tool -
MODULE 8: Impacts
QUESTIONS AND SUB-QUESTIONS
REFERENCES
• clearly identifed boundaries
inventory of forest products (both timber and non-wood)
• management and utilization plans
• harvesting plan with prescribed yield regulation by area and/or
volume
• conservation areas and biodiversity hot spots
• areas of cultural and/or spiritual importance
Will relevant stakeholders be consulted and/or involved in the
preparation of the plan?
Will the plan take consider all components and functions (e.g. the
provisions of timber, charcoal and non-wood forest products) of the
forest?
Soils and productive capacity
QUESTIONS AND SUB-QUESTIONS
REFERENCES
POTENTIAL IMPACTS ON PRODUCTIVE CAPACITY OF THE LAND
Will a vulnerability assessment be conducted to identify the risk of soil
degradation in the areas targeted for bioenergy production?
Will data be collected (if not already available) for the following parameters?
• soil type;
• soil structure and texture;
• topography;
• climate.
McDonagh et al. Forthcoming. LADA-L:
Conceptual basis, methodological approaches
and planning strategies.
Are bioenergy feedstocks annual or perennial crops?
Will specifc agronomic practices be adopted to lower the risk of soil
degradation?
CTA/FAO/UNEP. 2007. WOCAT 2007: where the
land is greener – case studies and analysis of soil
and water conservation initiatives worldwide.
To what extent will bioenergy production (including the use of agricultural
and forestry residues) lead to soil degradation?
CDE/FAO/ISRIC. 2008. A Questionnaire for
Mapping Land Degradation and Sustainable Land
Management.
• To what extent will bioenergy production lead to the physical degradation
of the soil?
• To what extent will bioenergy production lead to soil erosion?
• To what extent will bioenergy production lead to soil compaction,
due to the use of machineries for harvesting and transporting the
biomass?
• To what extent will bioenergy production lead to soil chemical
degradation?
Roy et al. 2003. Assessment of soil nutrient
balance - Approaches and Methodologies.
• To what extent will bioenergy production lead to a decline in organic
matter?
• To what extent will bioenergy production lead to soil eutrophication
and acidifcation?
To what extent will bioenergy production lead to soil biological degradation?