Biofuels Costing the Earth? SEARCH NEWS

The World Land Trust believes that the current rush into biofuel production is misguided – it is a risky and ineffective strategy for reducing CO2 levels and it is destroying natural habitats rich in biodiversity. Renton Righelato, Chariman of the World Land Trust trustees and Dominick Spracklen of the University of Leeds show that much more carbon dioxide emissions can be avoided by protecting the remaining forest we have and restoring forest on arable land that is not needed for food production (Science, 17th August 2007).

Read the WLT's policy on biofuels: Biofuel and Nature Conservation: Biofuels or forests