Biofuels and land use

01.04.2008

Land is a limited resource. The development of sustainability criteria will help avert unsustainable use of plant material for biofuel production. The use of biomass for fuel and energy purposes must not jeopardize European and third countries’ ability to secure its people’s food supply, nor should it prevent achieving environmental priorities such as protecting forests, preventing soil degradation and keeping a good ecological status of waters.