THE EU-COMMISSION PROPOSAL ON BIOFUELS AND INDIRECT LAND USE CHANGE (ILUC)
Read the Swedish Green Motorists' views.
Briefly on what we are and what we do
Gröna Bilister (The Swedish Association of Green Motorists) was founded in 1994. It is a small non-governmental organisation (1 000 members) and based very much on voluntary work. The aim is to make road transport more friendly to the environment and to promote public transport and bicycling as alternatives, particularly in urban areas.
Domestically we publish an annual report on the environmental performance of new car models and label the best as "a good environmental choice". We also produce guidelines for towns and municipalities on how to integrate transport issues in the local Agenda 21.
We make special efforts trying to create car sharing systems in Stockholm and elsewhere.
Another activity is to make state agencies, regional authorities and local communities include more of environmental demands and safety requirements in public procurement of vehicles, fuels and transport services.
Gröna Bilister publishes a quarterly magazine, called "Trafik & Miljö" (Transport and the Environment), which is distributed to all members and approximately 1 000 influential people in industry, government, science and the media.