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Public consultation

Indirect land use change and biofuels

Consultation period

From 30/07/2010 to 31/10/2010

Policy fields

Energy, Transport, Biofuels, Sustainability criteria

Target group(s)

Public authorities, Member States authorities, private organisations, industry associations, SMEs, citizens, consumer organisations, environmental organisations

Objective of the consultation

Indirect land use change is a subject of great complexity. The Commission is therefore consulting on a wide basis; seeking advice on both the scale and characteristics of the problem, as well as, if the scale of the problem is significant enough, how it should be addressed.

The Commission has issued several studies on the topic, which are found below, together with the consultation document. Interested parties are welcome to base their contributions on these studies, where comments on assumptions, data and methodology are of special interest, as well as on other analytical work. The Commissions is also seeking advice on concrete policy options.

How to submit your contribution

Information for organisations

You are invited to comment on the questions raised in the Consultation document pdf - 23 KB [23 KB] by attaching your contribution to the email address corresponding to your type of organisation

  • If you are answering this consultation as a citizen
  • If you are answering this consultation on behalf of a public authority

Please, submit your response to this public consultation by 31 October 2010 at the latest.

Received contributions will be published on the Internet. It is important to read the specific privacy statement attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with. Non-registered organisation responses will be published separately.

Contact details

Responsible service : ENER.DDG1.C.1 and CLIMA C.2

E-mail : ec-land-use-change-biofuels

Postal address :

European Commission
DG Energy - ENER.DDG1.C.1
'Regulatory policy & Promotion of renewable energy'
Rue De Mot 24-26
B-1049 Bruxelles

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