This butterfly effect is called indirect land-use change (ILUC). The current EU biofuels policy doesn’t take into account these emissions.
The law was meant to reduce climate-change emissions from transport. Not only is it failing to do so, it’s actually set to increase Europe’s overall transport emissions by 1.4% in 2020 (this analysis includes the 7% cap on food-based biofuels). The cure is worse than the disease.
Find out more on www.biofuelsreform.org