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

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.