|Legal Briefing Legislative Mandate to the Commission on Indirect Land-Use Change|
11 August 2010 - updated October 2010 | Read the briefing
The Renewable Energy Directive (RED) and Fuel Quality Directive (FQD) contain a legislative mandate to the European Commission on indirect land-use change (ILUC). Several questions have arisen regarding the obligations on the commission in fulfilling this mandate, specifically on requirements related to scientific evidence, methodology, form of the proposal, and timeframe. In this briefing, ClientEarth provides a legal analysis of the mandate to assist policy makers and civil society in ensuring compliance with the text and spirit of the law.