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Biofuels crops and biodiversity

Year: 2012 Author: Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Biofuels pose several environmental and social risks. Therefore, to be truly a part of the green economy, biofuels need to comply with a set of safeguards along the entire production chain. Any bioenergy development strategy must integrate such safeguards at all levels, from policy to investments and the project itself. As impacts can be significant, they need to be assessed from a number of angles, including: • Direct and indirect land-use changes, with potential impacts on GHG emissions and biodiversity (Figure); • Food security, water quality and availability.
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