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  • May 27, 2020

    Thought Leader Presentation to FAO Advisory

    Committee on Sustainable Forest-based Industries Dr. Jennifer Jenkins, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, Enviva

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    TODAY’S PRESENTERS

    Dr. Jennifer Jenkins Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer

    Enviva

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    Dr. Jennifer Jenkins is Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer

    at Enviva., She leads the team responsible for Enviva’s environmental

    stewardship, from guiding the development and implementation of

    policies that ensure the sustainability and traceability of the wood

    supply chain, to interacting with policymakers and other stakeholders

    on regulatory matters. With a technical background in carbon cycling

    and ecosystem science, she brings more than 20 years of experience

    working in government, academia, and the private sector at the

    interface between forests and climate. She holds a Ph.D. in ecosystem

    ecology from the University of New Hampshire, an M.B.A. from the

    University of Maryland’s RH Smith School of Business, a Master of

    Forest Science from Yale University, and a B.A. in Biology and

    Environmental Studies from Dartmouth College.

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    INTRODUCTION TO ENVIVA

    Enviva exists to displace coal, grow

    more trees, and fight climate change

    As a leader and an innovator we seek to act

    with respect, humility, and integrity to ensure

    the best outcomes for forests, people, and

    the environment. By being open to

    continuously evaluating and improving our

    impacts around the world, we strive to

    deliver superior returns on all of our

    stakeholders’ investment of time, attention,

    capital, and trust in Enviva.

    Established in 2004

    Headquarters:

    Bethesda, MD (Corporate), Raleigh, NC (Operations)

    Employees

    More than 1,200

    Contracts

    Enviva’s long-term contracts to sell sustainable wood pellets

    to power and heat generators globally extend to 2040

    Enviva conducts its activities primarily through two

    entities:

    Enviva Partners, LP, a publicly traded master limited

    partnership (NYSE: EVA), and Enviva Development

    Holdings, LLC, a wholly-owned private company

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    DISPLACE COAL. GROW MORE TREES. FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE.

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    R E

    N E

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    ENVIVA’S SUPPLY CHAIN

    We aggregate a natural resource (wood), process it into fuel, transport pellets

    to deep-water marine storage terminals, and deliver to utility customers.

    Our pellets are made of 100% plant matter.

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    ENVIVA’S FOOTPRINT

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    ENERGY IMPACTS OF WOOD PELLETS

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    Source: IPCC, Special Report Global Warming of 1.5 ºC

    IPCC AND THE ROLE OF BECCS IN CONTRIBUTING TO ACHIEVING A 1.5 DEGREE TARGET

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    • Good biomass is made from low-value wood that is a by-product of a sawmill operation or a planned traditional timber harvest.

    • These by-products can be delivered directly from the forest, as tops, limbs, thinnings, and/or low-value smaller trees, or they can be delivered as secondary residues, like sawdust and shavings from industrial processing.

    • Good biomass is not made from larger, high-value trees that instead could be used for longer-lived products.

    • Good biomass comes from a region where forest carbon stocks are stable or increasing.

    • Good biomass comes from harvest practices that safeguard biodiversity.

    • Good biomass comes from a forest that is returned to forest after harvest, and not from land that will be converted to agriculture or development.

    WHAT IS “GOOD” BIOMASS?

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    • Published on May 6, 2020

    • Discusses the sustainability, scientific, and

    economic principles that underpin our business

    • Available at: https://www.envivabiomass.com/wp-

    content/uploads/white-paper-seeing-the-forest.pdf

    Seeing the Forest: Sustainable Wood Bioenergy in the Southeast United States

    ENVIVA WHITE PAPER

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    https://www.envivabiomass.com/wp-content/uploads/white-paper-seeing-the-forest.pdf

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    ...but have different views on how to get there...

    Limit increase in global mean temperature to 1.5˚C,

    increase carbon storage and reliance on renewables,

    reduce reliance on fossil fuels, and facilitate overall

    better energy efficiency and stability

    Purists and pragmatists share the same goal...

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    ...and what that means for climate strategy, policy, and execution

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    OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE FAO

    FAO, as an independent and trusted source of

    information and analysis, is uniquely suited to provide

    clarity on three critical topics:

    1. Forestry economics

    2. Natural climate solutions and offsetting

    3. Regulatory best practices

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    FOREST ECONOMICS

    A. Supply & Demand

    B. Sustainable Forest Management Globally

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    A. Balancing Carbon Storage and Product Extraction

    B. Measuring & Monitoring

    NATURAL CLIMATE SOLUTIONS AND OFFSETTING

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    REGULATORY BEST PRACTICES

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    A. Multi-Stakeholder Consensus Building

    B. Effective Communication

  • BIOMASS & THE CIRCULAR BIOECONOMY

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    https://phys.org/news/2017-12-

    cascading-wood-sustainability.html

    https://phys.org/news/2017-12-cascading-wood-sustainability.html

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    THANK YOU jennifer.jenkins@envivabiomass.com