What the science says

This briefing brings together the findings of a number of major reports on biofuels that examine the issue of indirect land use change (ILUC) and greenhouse gas emissions calculations for biofuels. Drawing from a large amount of scientific evidence, it shows that a legislative proposal to account for ILUC is appropriate and necessary. It also shows that the Commission has failed to choose the most appropriate policy option to deal with addressing ILUC – crop specific ILUC factors.