Agrofuels Europe should stop its drive for agrofuels which have devastating environmental and social consequences

24 February 2015

Limiting the use of biofuels from food crops that can be used to fuel Europe's cars moved a step closer today after MEPs voted to reform the EU's biofuels policy.

EU law-makers voted once again to put a cap on the use of crops to make biofuels and also to account for their full climate impact. However the limit would still expand the use of food crops for fuel and would not end biofuels competing with food production.

20 February 2015

Ahead of a crucial EU vote on capping biofuel quotas on Tuesday, almost 200 civil society organisations from across South East Asia and Latin America have called on EU decision-makers to halt the devastating impacts of EU biofuels policy on people and the environment.

Agrofuels are worsening climate change, threatening people's food security, driving land grabs, and destroying forests and other crucial ecosystems.
Friends of the Earth Europe campaigns to stop Europe's drive for agrofuels, and expose their real social and environmental costs. We campaign for proper carbon accounting, and the scrapping of targets and subsidies for agrofuels in Europe.

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