"The UN’s error-filled biofuels report threatens our climate by pushing a dirty, unproven technology that could undermine truly promising clean-energy sources," CBD senior attorney Kevin Bundy said on Thursday. "We expect better from the United Nations. The report must be withdrawn."
The UN report concludes that second-generation biofuels such as those made from wood, grasses and crop residues, are a good investment for developing nations and are currently a "commercial reality."
CBD’s letter pointed out the report is filled with serious errors, including a list of biofuel manufacturing plants that is "actually composed of facilities that have never produced such fuels."
Despite the UN’s claims, the letter added, biofuels are a long way from becoming a viable commercial reality.
The UK-based organization Biofuelwatch warned that the report could cause developing countries to waste valuable resources.