Environmental benefits and biomass production from riparian buffers and windbreaks in Europe

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Strategic deployment of riparian buffers and windbreaks in Europe can co-deliver biomass and multiple environmental benefits

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Oskar Englund - Mid Sweden University, Dept. of Ecotechnology and sustainable building engineering orcid

Description

Three scenarios of large-scale deployment for riparian buffers and windbreaks, across over 81,000 landscapes in Europe, with quantified corresponding areas, biomass output, and environmental benefits.

Abstract:

Within the scope of the new Common Agricultural Policy of the European Union, in coherence with other EU policies, new incentives are developed for farmers to deploy practices that are beneficial for climate, water, soil, air, and biodiversity. Such practices include establishment of multifunctional biomass production systems, designed to reduce environmental impacts while providing biomass for food, feed, bioenergy, and other biobased products. Here, we model three scenarios of large-scale deployment for two such systems, riparian buffers and windbreaks, across over 81,000 landscapes in Europe, and quantify the corresponding areas, biomass output, and environmental benefits. The results show that these systems can effectively reduce nitrogen emissions to water and soil loss by wind erosion, while simultaneously providing substantial environmental co-benefits, having limited negative

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English

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2000–2018

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Geographic location: Europe

Geographic description: EU27+UK

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Englund, O., Börjesson, P., Mola-Yudego, B., Berndes, G., Dimitriou, I., Cederberg, C., & Scarlat, N. (n.d.). Beneficial land-use change in Europe: deployment scenarios for multifunctional riparian buffers and windbreaks. https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-128604/v1
DOI: https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-128604/v1
URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-42079

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Environmental benefits and biomass production from riparian buffers and windbreaks in Europe

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Oskar Englund. Mid Sweden University, Dept. of Ecotechnology and sustainable building engineering (2021). <em>Environmental benefits and biomass production from riparian buffers and windbreaks in Europe</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/yz9j-q902">https://doi.org/10.5878/yz9j-q902</a>

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Oskar Englund - Mid Sweden University, Dept. of Ecotechnology and sustainable building engineering orcid

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Published: 2021-07-09