A Review of Existing Methods for Carbon Accounting and Implications for the Assessment of Emissions from Bioenergy

D.N. Bird, N. Pena & G. Zanchi
The paper first reviews existing methods for carbon accounting for forest­based bioenergy development. We review: 1 the IPCC Good Practice Guidance for LULUCF and the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National GHG Inventories; and 2 the Directive 2009/28/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council. The IPCC Guidelines adopt a tiered approach for accounting where Tier 1 uses simple default parameters and methodologies. Tier 2 uses, in general, the same methodologies with national or regional...