EU must tackle indirect land use change caused by biofuels

The indirect land use change debate offers EU policymakers the opportunity to set an example to the rest of the world, argues Bas Eickhout.

However, the Greens/EFA group's opinion on this issue is crystal clear: Europe must implement measures that tackle the indirect land use change caused by its biofuel policies.

Following the launch of the EU's renewable energy directive, European demand for biofuels has skyrocketed. The directive sets a 10 per cent target for the use of renewable energy in transport by 2020.»