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Driving to Destruction

Paper made by the NGOs working together in the EU on the European biofuels policy. The Paper describes how the European biofuels policy will cause indirect land use change of a magnitude of 69 000 km2 of forests, wetlands and other ecosystems; an area twice the size of Belgium.


The indirect land use change will in turn lead to large emissions due to the loss of soil carbon and vegetation. A study conducted by IEEP uses the very conservative IPCC default figures and comes already to an emission of 56 million tonnes of carbon dioxide a year.

This may be more with a proper calculation of the peatland emissions.

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