Submission on the Sustainable Biofuel Bill 2009
- Caritas supports the intention of the Bill to ensure that biofuels supplied in New Zealand come from
sustainable sources, and endorses the principles under which sustainability is to be evaluated
- Our view is based on the experience of our staff and development partners overseas, in witnessing the damage caused to land, livelihoods and communities by biofuel plantations
- Alternatives to fossil fuels must come from sustainable sources which do not themselves contribute to
environmental or community destruction or a reduction in food supply.
See also the 2008 submission on biofuels.