Over 100 civil society organisations have written to President Barroso and his Commissioner colleagues calling for the full climate impact of biofuels, including indirect land use change, to be taken into account in two key pieces of EU legislation. The full text of the letter appears below.
Any future support by the European Commission to help the car industry in their restructuring processes should be explicitly linked to progress made by carmakers towards more fuel-efficient and less carbon-emitting vehicles.
BirdLife International, the European Environmental Bureau, Transport and Environment, Greenpeace and Wetlands International have written to the Commission president Barroso to urge the EC to give due consideration to the latest studies on indirect land use change from biofuels and to come up with a long overdue proposal to tackle the issue.
Letter from the European Environmental Bureau and the Clean Shipping Coalition to the Hungarian Presidency of the EU on International Maritime Organization (IMO) measures to cut greenhouse gases from ships.