Thu, 27 Mar 2008
Three IUCN offices (National Committee of the Netherlands, Regional Office for Europe, and Headquarters) jointly prepared a technical paper for the European Commission's public consultation on "Biofuel issues in the new legislation on the promotion of renewable energy".
In the technical paper IUCN recommends the Energy and Transport Directorate-General to:
take a broader analysis when considering biofuels
to reflect the contribution biofuels can make amongst other energy options for reducing GHG emissions of the transport sector
to consider an ecosystem approach when considering both environmental as
well as social risks and opportunities of biofuels production.