International Environmental Organizations’ Joint Statement on the Launch of the Roundtable for Sustainable Biofuels Certification System
The Roundtable for Sustainable Biofuels (RSB), a leading multi-stakeholder initiative that supports the development of sustainable biofuels, launched its global certification system during the World Biofuels Markets Congress in Rotterdam on March 22, 2011.
As international environmental organizations, we welcome the launch of the new RSB certification system (rsb.epfl.ch/ ), as we believe that it is crucial for biofuels to be produced in a way that is consistent with sustainable land use choices and natural resource management, contributing to both positive economic and social development.
Our organizations contributed to the RSB process, along with more than 100 organizations from over 40 countries, participating in the development of its principles and criteria, and the associated certification system. We feel that the stakeholder engagement process followed by the RSB, which followed ISEAL Alliance code of conduct for standard-setting process, enhanced the credibility and value of the RSB standard and certification system. [more UNEP News]