Biofuel producers contesting EU sustainability rules

In 2008, a coalition of eight biofuel producing countries (Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Malawi, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Indonesia and Malesia) protesting the complexity of EU plans on sustainability safeguards on biofuels

Ongoing conflict? no
Conflict type Bioenergy governance conflicts
Resources solid wood
Issues 1 economical, 2 ecological, 3 social, 4 cultural
Keywords Sustainability rules, EU, governance
Start date 2008
End date 2008
Reason(s) for conflict Complexity of EU policies, Developing countries will to protect economic actors
Intensity public debate
What are the stakeholders' conflicting values or interests 8 developing countries raised its concern regarding tightening of rules and complexity over safeguarding of sustainability issues
Barriers for dialogue the lack of communication between EU and main supplier countries in EU
Forums for dialogue open and trustworthy dialog
Suggestions for conflict resolution / transformation possible resolution on clear rules how the suplpy will be organized