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Impact of EU Bioenergy Policy on Developing Countries

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Impact of EU Bioenergy Policy on Developing Countries

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In order to meet its renewable energy targets by 2020, the EU is likely to increase its demand for biomass, not only for biofuel crops but also for woody biomass. A significant portion of this biomass will likely come from developing countries. In a briefing for the European Parliament Ecologic Institute analyzed some of the main impacts of the EU bioenergy policy on developing countries, focusing particularly on woody biomass. Stephanie Wunder, Senior Fellow and Coordinator Bioenergy and Agriculture at the Ecologic Institute presented the findings of the briefing in the Committee on Development of the European Parliament.

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developing countries, development policy, Africa, European Parliament, Latin America, energy, bioenergy, biomass, biofuels, renewable energy, environmental impacts, resource efficiency, energy efficiency, Global