Tanzanian women in Mtamba, Tanzania. Credit: Aubrey Wade/Oxfam
Biofuel policies are actually helping to accelerate climate change and deepen poverty and hunger

Biofuels: Another Inconvenient Truth

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.



In developing countries, biofuels could provide a sustainable energy alternative for poor people in marginalized areas – but that the potential economic, social and environmental costs can be severe, and countries should proceed with caution. In Mali for example, bioenergy projects provide clean renewable energy sources to poor women and men in rural areas. But, as the main plank of a policy to substitute transport fuel by rich nations, biofuels are failing.

 

Download the report. Another Inconvenient Truth: How biofuel policies are deepening poverty and accelerating climate change

 

Read the press release: Another Inconvenient Truth: Biofuels are not the answer to climate or fuel crisis