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The European Commission’s 2015 Renewable Energy Progress and Biofuels Sustainability Reports: underestimating impacts on developing countries’ land and livelihoods.

The purpose of this brief is to scrutinize the treatment of European biofuel markets’ impacts on land in developing countries as contained in the European Commission’s 2015 Renewable Energy Progress Report.  It includes a short introduction to EC sustainability reporting requirements and general introduction to the 2015 Ecofys led background study “Renewable Energy Progress and Biofuels Sustainability.” This brief also builds on the in depth analysis of the first EC Renewable Energy Progress Report from 2013. In conclusion, it finds that the 2015 EC Renewable Energy Progress Report underestimates the negative impacts of EU biofuel markets on land rights and interconnected livelihoods.