Special Rapporteur urges phase-out of EU biofuel incentives

[23 April 2013] BRUSSELS - On 16 April the Special Rapporteur wrote to the European Commission, the Irish Presidency of the European Union, the permanent representations of EU member states in Geneva, and MEPs, on the subject of EU biofuels policy.

In the letter the Special Rapporteur warned EU decision-makers as to the risks that biofuel production poses to the right to food, recommending the reduction and removal of public incentives for biofuels. The statement below summarizes the messages addressed by the Special Rapporteur in this letter.

ReadPDF 23/04/2013, Brussels: Note on the Impacts of the EU Biofuels Policy on the Right to Food, Statement based on letter sent to EU institutions on 16 April 2013