The report considers the production of bioenergy in a situation characterized by several major global crises. Some kinds of bioenergy may be a tool in battling the energy crisis and the climate crisis. However, growing energy crops may compete with food production and nature for scarce resources and thereby counter solutions to the equally acute crises concerning food- and natural resources. This results in ethical dilemmas, since different considerations and interests collide.
In this statement, the Danish Council of Ethics aims to qualify the public debate on how to deal with the threat from rapidly growing resistance to antibiotics.