29/06/2010 - Bioenergy: a carbon accounting time bomb

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.

The European Union (EU) established a 20% target for renewable energy use in 2020 and a 10% target for renewables in the transport sector to be reached
by 2020. Bioenergy, including solid biomass and waste, is expected to represent 60% of the EU’s renewable energy use and biofuels most of the 10% of renewable energy use in transport. Widely perceived as carbon neutral, new studies commissioned by BirdLife International, the European Environmental Bureau and
Transport and Environment, suggest that these policies could be increasing emissions compared to fossil fuels. The results of these studies and their political implications will be presented and discussed at the European Parliament during the event.

RSVP to europe.stagiaire2@birdlife.org
or call 0032 2 230 50 97

If you need a pass to enter the Parliament, please provide us with first and last name, date and place of birth, nationality and ID/Passport number at the latest by June 17.