Letter to EU president Barosso on Biofuels and Indirect Land Use Change
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Wetlands International together with over 100 environmental and civil society NGOs have written to the European Commission President, José Manuel Barroso and his Commissioner colleagues, calling for the full climate impact of biofuels, including indirect land use change (ILUC), to be taken into account in EU environmental laws.
The European Commission is expect to meet soon to decide on its legislative proposal on how to address the issue of ILUC. The letter calls on the President and Commissioners to prevent the use of the most climate-damaging biofuels and to introduce a proposal for feedstock-specific ILUC emission factors when calculating carbon footprints in both the Renewable Energy and Fuel Quality Directives.