The Catholic Agency for Justice, Peace and Development

Submission on the Sustainable Biofuel Bill 2009

Summary

  • 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.

Read the full submission

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