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The workshop on OECD Best Practices in Assessing the Environmental and Economic Sustainability of Bio-based Products was held in Montreal, Canada on July 23-24, 2009 where the following topics have been discussed:
Existing sector, national, or international approaches for assessment of sustainability of bio-based products, such as bio-based chemicals, bio-based plastics, enzymes, bio-based materials, and biofuels;
Common and divergent approaches in existing assessment methods;
Consideration of what might constitute a comprehensive sustainability assessment;
Barriers to the application of current assessment methods; and
The key elements of potential best practices in the assessment of the environmental and economic sustainability of bio-based products, as well as how these might be further developed within the OECD.
For more information, please contact Mr Alexandre Bartsev at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workshop agenda and presentations Workshop concept paper