Impact of palm oil expansion for biofuels in the world: The Colombia caseHosted by NABU at Climate Planet, Rheinauen Park Bonn – COP Side Event
The debate about transport fuels decarbonisation is a key issue in the ongoing recast of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II). The EU has a unique opportunity to design a framework that will drive the most sustainable alternative fuels in transport for the period 2020-2030 and beyond.
Cars and trucks are the top consumers of palm oil in Europe. Palm oil consumption in Europe is driving deforestation in many parts of the tropics such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Congo Basin, and lately in South America too. It’s an environmental problem that also causes social upheaval.What role does the EU play in this? How is Europe’s biofuels policy contributing to this problem? What are the solutions?
On the 11 September all Members of the European Parliament will have the opportunity to vote on the revision of the EU biofuels policy. Current EU biofuels policy costs governments and citizens billions every year, even though many biofuels produce more emissions than the fossil fuels they are meant to replace!
MEP Fiona Hall hosted a breakfast debate on the 2020 Cars and CO2 proposal. A series of presentations were made, followed by a discussion on the impact of fuel-efficient cars on employment, innovation and industrial competitiveness.
What role for biofuels and unconventional oil? A lunch debate hosted by Romana Jordan, MEP (EPP), Richard Seeber, MEP (EPP), Chris Davies, MEP (ALDE) and Linda McAvan, MEP (S&D)
Tar sands are one of the most polluting ways known to man for producing transport fuel. They also represent a huge climate change threat for our planet and are causing an ecological disaster in Canada, the top tar sands exporter and producer in the World.
BirdLife International, EEB and T&E invite you to the launch of the study 'Bioenergy: a carbon accounting time bomb'
The event will take place on June 29, from 2 to 4.30pm in the European Parliament - Paul-Henri Spaak P7C050, and is kindly sponsored by Theodoros Skylakakis MEP, Kathleen Van Brempt MEP and Bas Eickhout MEP.
A debate on the sustainability of European bioenergy policy. Hosted by Fiona Hall MEP (ALDE) and Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP (EPP) at the European Parliament, Brussels.