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2015 November 16

Declaration from biofuels sector to leaders at COP21

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The declaration was released during the Advanced Biofuels Conference in Stockholm during September 2015. Since then, the declaration has received more than 50 signees and support from 28 biofuel companies (As of 16.Nov.2015). WBA will distribute the declaration at the COP21 climate conference in Paris. Show your support by signing below:

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Biofuels mitigate emissions from the transport industry and now is the time to act! 

The Biofuels Industry is ready to demonstrate actions to meet the 2°C target in the upcoming climate meeting (COP21) in Paris in December 2015.

The following declaration is signed by industry leaders attending the Advanced Biofuels Conference, organized by the Swedish Bioenergy Association (16–17 September 2015, Stockholm, Sweden). 

The benefits associated with the development of advanced biofuels can be immense. They include:
  • mitigating climate change through the reduction of fossil fuel use,
  • expansion of the available biomass source base,
  • job creation and added value for low-cost raw materials and
  • integration opportunities for existing fossil infrastructure.
However, a range of regulatory, technical and economic hurdles hinder the growth of this sector. The industry needs far-reaching targets and stable framework conditions not only for 2020 but also for 2030 and beyond.

We call for world leaders to sign a climate deal in Paris at COP21 that acknowledges the role of biofuels in the transport sector. 

We further call upon the European Commission to set ambitious climate targets for the transport sector in order to create a stable and growing demand base for better fuels. 

Finally, we ask that fuels be judged on their merits, with incentives given to advanced fuels with a low climate impact.

With this declaration, we highlight the central importance that biofuels have for reductions of greenhouse gas emissions and reduced fossil fuel dependency in transportation – be it for transport by land, air or sea.

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