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toronto | october 1–3

Facing change and guiding Ontario into the next quarter century

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500: Integrating Assessment Processes to Achieve Social License for Climate Change Transformations

October 02, 2019

11:00AM - 12:00PM

Engineers and scientists have utilized quantitative tools, including life cycle assessment and techno-economic modeling, to optimize the outputs of the bioeconomy. Proposals for new biorefineries are often brought forward in the context of their ability to help Canadians meet international commitments to lower greenhouse gas emissions or increase proportions of renewables in energy supply. A growing body of industrial experience suggests that the public lacks confidence in the ability of the bioeconomy to make substantive contributions to a low carbon future. Land use planners are necessary to facilitate the ultimate construction and delivery of bioeconomy infrastructure. In this session, participants will gain knowledge about Canada’s bioeconomy and the ways that we measure its potential impact, understand how to better indicate life cycle assessments and environmental impact assessments and demonstrate how to use an integrated process to achieve social license.