Tagged: biofuels

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Women wading through flood water with their children West Midinapur, West Bengal. Credit: Anisa Draboo/Oxfam

Oxfam welcomed today’s vote by the European Parliament’s Environment Committee on the ETS Directive to use 50% of the auctioning revenues generated from the emission permits for developing countries to tackle climate change via an international fund.

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Oxfam welcomed today’s vote by the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE committee) to reduce the EU’s ambitious targets for biofuels in transport fuel but would have liked it to go further by dropping biofuels from the renewable energy directive altogether.

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The Oxfam G8 Big Heads display balloons representing the amount of carbon their countries emit per capita. Note who's floating. Credit: Emily Subden/ Oxfam

The G8 played down the effects of biofuels on food inflation 'like discussing the Titanic but not mentioning the iceberg.'

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A home in Shariatpur, in Bangladesh surrounded by flood-water. When the flood was at its full height, a few days before, this land was completely submerged (1998). Credit: Shafiq Alam/Oxfam

Unless the G8 leaders agree to immediate action and medium-term targets for reducing their greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, any long-term promises will be unattainable.

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The rich world's response to the global food crisis has been inadequate and at times hypocritical. World leaders must set out a plan for a much more comprehensive response at the G8 in Japan this week.

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Tanzanian women in Mtamba, Tanzania. Credit: Aubrey Wade/Oxfam

Today’s biofuel policies are not solving the climate or fuel crises but are instead contributing to food insecurity and inflation, hitting poor people hardest.

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Women in Mtamba, Tanzania. Credit: Aubrey Wade/Oxfam

Today’s biofuel policies are not solving the climate or fuel crises but are instead contributing to food insecurity and inflation.

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Indian women working in their garden, Uttar Pradesh. Credit: Rajendra Shaw/Oxfam

What happens to farmers and agricultural workers varies from country to country. Nonetheless, there are some common solutions.

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Mr Neang Veach pulls rice seedlings, Cambodia. Credit: Jim Holmes/Oxfam

Rising food prices cause riots in different countries; biofuel crops are competing for land with food crops; the risk of widespread hunger is increasing across the world. Why is this happening?

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