1283: Biofuels: ethical issues
This paper is taken from ‘Biofuels: ethical issues’ published by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics
Year of Publication2011
Ethical principles: biofuels development should not be at the expense of people’s essential rights including food and water, health, work and land, they should be environmentally sustainable, should contribute to a net reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, should develop in accordance with fair trade principles and recognise the rights of people to just reward (including labour rights and intellectual property rights), costs and benefits of biofuels should be distributed in an equitable way. If the first five Principles are respected there is a duty to develop biofuels.
This item is categorised as follows
- Subject Collection > Climate, ecology & environment > Climate change
- Subject Collection > Rural policy & development > European rural policy
- Subject Collection > Renewable energy
- Subject Collection > Climate, ecology & environment > Managing land for environmental benefit
- Subject Collection > Climate, ecology & environment > Wildlife & biodiversity
- Subject Collection > Climate, ecology & environment > Landscape
- Subject Collection > Renewable energy > Biomass & biofuel
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