In his inaugural address this week, President Obama spoke of America’s moral obligation to tackle climate change and the importance of their energy security and independence:
On the other side of the Atlantic, lobbyists in Europe have been calling on the European Union to modify regulations so that GHG emission reduction targets can be met through the use of less ‘damaging’
One of the four environmental groups that commissioned this report is the European Environmental Bureau (EEB). They have also recently released, alongside other environmental groups, a position paper (http://#_ftn2) looking at ways to address Indirect Land-Use Change (ILUC) with suggestions as to how best to improve the European Commission’s (EC) proposal on the issue. This has been a hot topic of discussion within the industry since the EC released their proposal in the latter part of 2012 and as 2013 gets underway; ILUC is still hot on everyone’s lips. Pieter de Pous, the Policy Director at the EEB will be amongst the panellist discussing and debating this topical issue during two 90 minute sessions at the World Biofuels Markets Congress looking at ways to measure ILUC and how best to apply ILUC into policy.
EEB will be joined on the ILUC panels by ePure, WWF, ICCT, Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, IFPRI, Purdue University, amongst others. Join them and many others at the 8th annual World Biofuels Markets Congress which will feature a two day Sustainability, Policy & ILUC Conference dedicated to analysing, discussing and debating global policy, the everlasting issue of ILUC and components of sustainability. Global thought leaders will debate policy-based evidence vs. evidence based policy, measuring ILUC, the extent to which the EC Proposal addresses the ILUC issue, balancing the components of sustainability standards and how member states of the EU are transposing RED legislation into national and local legislation.
World Biofuels Markets, organised by Green Power Conferences, will be held on March 12-14 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The dedicated Sustainability, Policy and ILUC Conference will take place on March 13-14.
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