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Bio fuel production

A new EU sustainable bioenergy policy

This paper focuses on concerns related to the EU’s growing bioenergy use, which is being driven by EU climate and energy policies. It focuses on the practicalities of implementing sustainability safeguards in all energy uses of biomass, including electricity, heating and transport.

Ganga Poudel, a member of the Pavrita Co-operative, carries foilage cut from a tree nearby her home to feed livestock. Photo credit: Aubrey Wade

Europe must lead by example on sustainable development

Oxfam, together with a coalition of development NGOs, calls on European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker to make Europe become a leader on the global agenda for development and the fight against poverty.

Every day, the shores of the small Greek island of Lesbos see the arrival of boats coming from Turkey carrying some 50 refugees or migrants, who are fleeing war or poverty. Photo: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

EU “hotspots” spread fear and doubt

The EU must urgently re-think its collective treatment of people arriving at Europe’s borders and ensure that every human being, no matter their status, enjoys the basic respect of their rights and fundamental dignity. 

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