World Rainforest Movement

International Declaration: Large-scale bioenergy must be excluded from the Renewable Energy definition

Declaration from February 2016. The EU is provoking a global expansion in industrial bioenergy use and the rapid development and expansion of a global trade in biofuels and wood-based bioenergy. The EU already bears great responsibility for the climate and biodiversity crises currently facing the planet. Claiming more land for bioenergy production, under the false premise that this is a contribution to climate protection, can only increase the already unacceptably high land footprint of the EU. See also the report Bioenergy Out: Why bioenergy should not be included in the next EU Renewable Energy Directive.

Declaration: (also available in Spanish:
-excluirse-de-la-definicion-de-energia-renovable )
Report: (available in English only)