Short analysis of the RED 2009, the iLUC Directive 2015 and the 2016 RED proposal regarding implications for nature protection

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The present study examined the current proposal for the amendment of the EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED). From a nature protection perspective, the RED proposal shows several shortcomings and gaps.The paper closes with a discussion of challenges associated with extending the RED focusing on closing identified gaps and addressing the highlighted shortcomings. The paper documents work in progress and does not represent a complete analysis.