Country

European Union

Date

09/11/2010

Entity

Institute for European Environmental Policy

Product

Biofuels

Category

Sustainability

Summary

The Institute for European Environment Policy (IEEP) published an analysis of anticipated iLUC induced by EU biofuels policy.
Based on newly released national plans, IEEP concludes that between 4.1 and 6.9 million hectares of additional land will need to be cropped due to the increasing conventional biofuel demand. The report estimates that this would lead to additional annual emissions of between 27 and 56 million tonnes of carbon dioxide between 2011 and 2020, associated with land conversion. This would be equivalent to having 12 to 26 million additional cars on Europe’s roads in 2020.
For IEEP, this analysis underlines the need to include ILUC in the EU criteria for assessing whether biofuels should count towards the delivery of the renewable energy Directive’s targets.

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