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New paper "Tracking Germany’s Biomass Consumption: Scientific Underpinning for the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda"

While it is well known that Germany (like Europe as a whole) is a large and growing net importer of biomass and agricultural commodities from many different world regions, there has hardly been any quantitative assessments of Germany’s external footprints. Now the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) in collaboration with the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) has published a paper, ‘Tracking Germany’s Biomass Consumption: Scientific Underpinning for the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda,’ which provides new insights into the production-to-consumption links on which Germany depends. By employing innovative approaches and tools, we shed new light on the increasingly longer and more complex supply chains, along which commodities are produced, processed and imported, and the associated externalization of resource use, environmental pressures and footprints.