Politics of the European Union too often have damaging consequences for developing countries. Fair Politics EU wants to give developing countries a fair chance at development. - Fair Politics NOW!
The European Parliament revised the current legislation. They ensured that only 7%(instead of 10%) of renewable energy of the transport sector should consist of food-based biofuels. Unfortunately, ILUC-factors are still not sufficiently taken into account. Sustainability criteria in order to fight land grabbing are also not incorporated in the European Parliaments revision of the Renewable Energy Directive. The final text of the new EU biofuels policy will be formally adopted by the Council and the new directive will enter into force in 2017. Fair Politics notes the policy is still not fair, and urges the Parliament to keep pushing for the following recommendations: