WISDOM FOR CITIES

Analysis of wood energy and urbanization using WISDOM* methodology

(*) Woodfuels Integrated Supply/Demand Overview Mapping (WISDOM)

 

Coordinated and supervised by Miguel A. Trossero and Michelle Gauthier

Written by Rudi Drigo and Fabio Salbitano

March 2008


CONTENTS

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Foreword
Abstract
Acknowledgements
Acronyms
Executive summary

PART I – OVERVIEW OF URBAN AND PERI-URBAN FORESTRY AND WOOD ENERGY IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

1 Introduction
1.1 Background
1.2 Rationale and objectives

2 Urban forestry in developing countries
2.1 Rapid urbanization and poverty
2.2 Urban forestry
2.3 Towards a broader role for UPF: a working concept

3 Wood energy in urban areas of developing countries
3.1 Implications of rapid urban growth on wood energy
3.2 Urban and peri-urban consumers of woodfuels
3.3 The charcoal issue
3.4 Impacts of urban wood energy
3.5 Urban demand and rural supply: evolving spatial and socio-economic interaction
3.6 SWOT analysis of urban wood energy

PART II – WOOD ENERGY DATA AND METHODOLOGIES FOR URBAN AND PERI-URBAN WOOD ENERGY PLANNING

4 Wood energy data and planning tools
4.1 Woodfuel consumption statistics
4.2 GFPOS fuelwood and charcoal consumption projections
4.3 Planning tools for policy-makers

5 Wood energy scenarios in urban areas of East Africa and Southeast Asia
5.1 Urban woodfuel consumption in East Africa and Southeast Asia in 2000
5.2 Urban woodshed analysis of selected urban areas
5.3 Selected urban woodshed analyses: results and findings

6 Planning sustainable urban wood energy systems
6.1 Strategic and operational planning levels
6.2 Adaptation of the WISDOM methodology to urban and peri-urban wood energy
6.3 Key parameters of in-depth woodfuel flow analysis for operational urban woodshed planning
6.4 Land management options and best practices in urban and peri-urban wood energy planning

7 Conclusions and recommendations
7.1 General conclusions on urban wood energy
7.2 Conclusions on WISDOM methological aspects
7.3 Conclusions from selected East African and Southeast Asian WISDOM case studies
7.4 General recommendations
7.5 Recommendations on methodological aspects

References

Annexes
1 Definitions and conversion factors
2 GFPOS model projections 1970–2030
3 Cost maps as the basis for the assessment of physical accessibility
4 Main steps of urban woodshed analysis based on East African and Southeast Asian WISDOM data
5 Monitoring land cover changes: key methodological aspects
6 Pan-tropical fuelwood species
7 Sectors, subsectors, branches and sub-branches of woodfuel end uses

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