Key messages: Biodiversity conservation and the EU sustainability criteria for biofuels

Key messages: Biodiversity conservation and the EU sustainability criteria for biofuels

This summary is the output from a Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI) convened workshop, on 27th February 2009, on the impacts on biodiversity conservation of the EU sustainability criteria for biofuels and their implementation. CCI is a collaborative partnership created by the University of Cambridge and leading global and UK conservation organisations. As a focal point for the biggest cluster of conservation organisations in the world, CCI aims to secure a sustainable future for biodiversity and humanity through an innovative and interdisciplinary partnership of leaders in conservation; and to inform decision making by government, industry and civil society in local, national and international contexts.

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CCI (2009) Key messages for decision makers for the implementation of the EU Renewable Energy Directive, Cambridge Conservation Initiative, Cambridge, UK

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