RSB principle on Legality

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The RSB has released "Version 2.0" of the "Principles on Sustainable Biofuel Production"
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RSB principles
and criteria (Version 0)

Quick links to each principle
and its associated discussion page:
  1. Legality (Discussion)
  2. Consultation (Discussion)
  3. Climate change (Discussion)
  4. Human & labor rights (Discussion)
  5. Rural & social development (Discussion)
  6. Food security (Discussion)
  7. Conservation (Discussion)
  8. Soil (Discussion)
  9. Water (Discussion)
  10. Air (Discussion)
  11. Technologies, etc. (Discussion )
  12. Land rights (Discussion)

1. Biofuel production shall follow all applicable laws of the country in which they occur, and shall endeavour to follow all international treaties relevant to biofuels’ production to which the relevant country is a party.

Key guidance: Includes laws and treaties relating to air quality, water resources, soil conservation, protected areas, biodiversity, labor conditions, agricultural practices, and land rights, including for instance ILO, CBD, UNFCCC, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This standard can go beyond national law, but cannot contradict or contravene national law.

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