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European Commission puts biofuel industry ahead of people and planet

In its proposed new Renewable Energy Directive, the European Commission has given in to the pressure of the biofuel industry lobby at the expense of people and the climate. The proposal would allow EU countries to rely on food-based biofuels to meet their 2030 climate and energy targets, notwithstanding strong evidence of their harmful impact on communities and the environment.

The Soy Mirage

Soybean production in Paraguay now takes up 80 per cent of cultivated land, displacing agricultural production by family farmers and indigenous populations and deepening inequality in acces

Laos. Photo : Oxfam

Farmers cherish biodiversity in Laos

Laos is second only to India when it comes to rice diversity. Smallholders play a crucial role in preserving this genetic wealth. For more than ten years, we have supported farmers to do this through a biodiversity and conservation project.

"Business-as-usual" won’t do at Rio+20 summit

A group of leading international humanitarian, development, social justice, environmental, and workers’ organisations today warned that next month’s UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) looks set to add almost nothing to global efforts to deliver sustainable development.

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