MP Criticises EU Climate Package

London, United Kingdom (PressExposure) January 16, 2009 -- The EU climate change package falls `far short` of what is required to avoid dangerous climate change, it has been claimed.In a House of Commons early day motion on January 13th, Rudi Vis, Labour MP for Finchley and Golder Green, also expressed concern over the use of non-waste vegetable oil as a fuel.The European Parliament finally gave its consent to the EU`s climate change package on December 17th, following 11 months of legislative deliberation.Speaking for the House, Mr Vis claimed that members were `disappointed that the Council of Europe obtained the removal of a requirement, drafted by MEPs, that biofuel sustainability criteria account for indirect land use change (ILUC) emissions`.He also urged `the abolition of incentives for biofuels to the extent that their total costs, including in terms of indirect emissions, deforestation and hunger, exceed the benefits`.The climate change package establishes targets for all EU member states to reduce greenhouse gas and CO2 emissions by 20 per cent by 2020.

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