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Deforestation Trends in the Congo Basin : Wood-Based Biomass Energy

ACCESS TO ELECTRICITY AFFORESTATION AIR AIR POLLUTION AIR POLLUTION RESULTING AIR QUALITY ALTERNATIVE ENERGY ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SOURCES APPROACH AVAILABILITY BALANCE BIOENERGY BIOMASS BIOMASS ENERGY BIOMASS ENERGY USE BIOMASS FOR ENERGY BIOMASS FUEL BIOMASS FUEL USE BIOMASS RESOURCES BURNERS CANCER CAPACITY BUILDING CARBON CARBON CREDITS CARBON SEQUESTRATION CARBON SINK CHARCOAL CHARCOAL KILN CHARCOAL PRODUCTION CITIES CLEAN ENERGY CLEANER FUELS CLIMATE CLIMATE CHANGE CO CO2 COAL COLLECTION SYSTEMS COMBUSTION COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CONSERVATION COOKING CROP DEFORESTATION DEFORESTATION RATES DEGRADED FOREST DEGRADED FORESTS DEGRADED LANDS DEMAND FOR ENERGY DOMESTIC ENERGY DOMESTIC ENERGY CONSUMPTION DRIVERS OF DEFORESTATION ELECTRIC POWER ELECTRICITY ELECTRICITY GENERATION EMISSIONS EMPLOYMENT ENERGY CONSUMPTION ENERGY COSTS ENERGY DEVELOPMENT ENERGY EFFICIENCY ENERGY FROM BIOMASS ENERGY INTENSIVE ENERGY NEEDS ENERGY OUTLOOK ENERGY PERSPECTIVE ENERGY PLANTATIONS ENERGY POLICIES ENERGY POLICY ENERGY POVERTY ENERGY PROFILES ENERGY PROJECT ENERGY PURPOSES ENERGY REQUIREMENTS ENERGY SECTOR ENERGY SECTOR MANAGEMENT ASSISTANCE ENERGY SOURCES ENERGY STATISTICS ENERGY SUPPLY ENERGY TECHNOLOGY ENERGY USE ENVIRONMENT INSTITUTE ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH ETHANOL EUCALYPTUS PLANTATIONS EUCALYPTUS TREES FOREST FOREST AREA FOREST AREAS FOREST CARBON FOREST CARBON STOCK FOREST COVER FOREST DEGRADATION FOREST ECOSYSTEMS FOREST LAND FOREST LOSS FOREST PRODUCTS FOREST PROTECTION FOREST RESIDUES FOREST RESOURCE MANAGEMENT FOREST RESOURCES FOREST STOCK FORESTRY FORESTS FOSSIL FOSSIL FUEL FOSSIL FUELS FUEL PRICES FUEL SOURCE FUEL USE FUELWOOD GAS GASES GENERATION OF ELECTRICITY HEATING HOUSEHOLD ENERGY HOUSEHOLD ENERGY CONSUMPTION INCOME INDOOR AIR POLLUTION INDOOR AIR QUALITY INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY INTERNATIONAL FORESTRY RESEARCH LAND-USE LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS NATURAL FORESTS NATURAL RESOURCE NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT NATURAL RESOURCES OIL OIL EQUIVALENT OIL PRICES OIL PRODUCTION PARTICULATE PARTICULATE MATTER PETROLEUM POWER POWER CONSUMPTION PRODUCTION OF CHARCOAL RAW MATERIAL RELIABILITY OF SUPPLY RENEWABLE ENERGY RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCE RURAL AREAS RURAL USERS SMOKE SOLID BIOMASS SOLID BIOMASS FUEL SOLID FUEL SOLID FUELS SOURCE OF ENERGY STABLE PRICES SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT SUSTAINABLE FOREST SUSTAINABLE FOREST MANAGEMENT SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT TONS OF CARBON TRADITIONAL STOVES TREE PLANTATIONS URBAN AREA URBAN AREAS URBAN CENTERS URBAN FORESTS URBAN HOUSEHOLD URBAN POPULATION USE OF BIOMASS WASTE WASTE MANAGEMENT WETLANDS WOOD WOOD ENERGY WOOD RESOURCES WOODY BIOMASS WORLD ENERGY WORLD ENERGY OUTLOOK
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World Bank, Washington, DC
Africa
2016-01-29T20:10:40Z | 2016-01-29T20:10:40Z | 2013-04-01

Congo Basin countries rely more on wood-based biomass to meet their energy needs than most other countries in the world. Wood fuel production is increasing in Congo Basin countries. Urbanization often produces a shift from fuel wood to charcoal consumption, because charcoal is cheaper and easier to transport and store. Charcoal is produced mostly using traditional techniques, with low transformation efficiencies. Under a business as usual scenario, charcoal supply can represent the single biggest threat to Congo Basin forests in the coming decades. This report aims at providing some thinking on how Congo Basin could meet their energy needs in a forest-friendly manner. It is one of a series of outputs prepared during a two-year exercise to analyze and better understand the deforestation dynamics in the Basin. It presents the main findings related to the wood fuel sector in the Congo Basin and its potential impact on forest cover. It is based on an in-depth analysis of the sector (past trends and future prospects). It also builds on results derived from a modeling exercise conducted by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) that examined the national and regional trends in in wood-based biomass energy use and the impacts on Congo Basin forests. The report is structured as follows: chapter one gives an overview of the wood fuel sector in the six Congo Basin countries, including an analysis of its impact so far on forest cover; chapter two presents the prospects of energy needs and production in the near future, and the potential impacts on forest under a business as usual scenario; and chapter three identifies potential key levers in the wood fuel sector that could limit adverse impacts on forest cover.

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