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agrofuels

Friends of the Earth International and member group publications on agrofuels.

 

Europe's demand for palm oil driving deforestation and land-grabbing

Friends of the Earth Europe/Netherlands, March 2010: One of the leading suppliers of "green" palm oil to Europe is causing illegal encroachment upon Indonesian forest and peat land, according to a report published by Friends of the Earth Europe. This report exposes the illegal activities of the Malaysian showcase company IOI Group and shows that the increasing demand in Europe for palm oil in food and biofuels is leading to deforestation, breaches of environmental law and land conflicts in Asia.

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European biofuel policies: failing governance - avoiding responsibilities

Friends of the Earth Netherlands and Friends of the Earth Indonesia, September 2009: European biofuel policies and oil palm plantation expansion in Ketapang District, West Kalimantan.

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Climate justice times

Friends of the Earth International, Copenhagen 2009: Newspaper released by FoEI during the UN climate talks in Copenhagen highlighting our positions on issues such as carbon offsetting and agrofuels.

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Malaysian palm oil: green gold or green wash? Executive summary

Friends of the Earth International, October 2008, : A commentary on the sustainability claims of Malaysia’s palm oil lobby, with a special focus on the state of Sarawak. Summary of the original report.

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malaysian palm oil: green gold or green wash?

Friends of the Earth International, October 2008: A commentary on the sustainability claims of Malaysia’s palm oil lobby, with a special focus on the state of Sarawak. Full report.

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Harvesting Harm: Agrofuels as a False Solution to Climate Change and Poverty

Friends of the Earth International, August 2008: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is now actively pursuing agrofuels as a clean energy and development strategy. But recent research shows that agrofuels are not a climate solution, and the additional negative impacts of large-scale agrofuels production on land use, ecosystems, and environmental health are substantial.

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fuelling destruction in latin america - the real price of agrofuels

Friends of the Earth International, September 2008: This report looks at current and proposed developments in a number of Southern and Central American countries, all of which are scaling up agrofuel production at alarming rates to meet domestic and, increasingly, export demand to supply diesel and gasoline to Europe and the US.

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Harvesting Harm: Agrofuels as a False Solution to Climate Change and Poverty

Friends of the Earth U.S, April 2008: Brazil and Haiti: Policy Brief on the Inter-American Development Bank Agrofuels Strategy.

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Losing Ground: The human rights impacts of oil palm plantation expansion in Indonesia

Friends of the Earth England, Wales & Northern Ireland, LifeMosaic and Sawit Watch, February 2008: This report addresses the human rights impacts of oil palm plantation expansion in Indonesia.

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policy, practice, pride and prejudice

Friends of the Earth Netherlands, July 2007: Review of legal, environmental and social practices of oil palm plantation companies of the Wilmar Group in Sambas District, West Kalimantan (Indonesia).

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Agrofuels cartoons

Friends of the Earth Brazil commissioned a collection of 15 cartoons taking a comic look at ‘sustainable agrofuels’. The cartoons were produced in collaboration with FoE groups and local artists.

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Position paper: community rights

Friends of the Earth International, 2008: Community rights are the rights of local communities and Indigenous Peoples. These are ancestral and collective rights that can contribute to secure their traditional way of life, and are based on their collective management of Nature (keeping balanced relations in the ecosystems through the sustainable use and conservation of its elements, and improving and discovering the uses of biodiversity); based also in the diversity within the different countries and established as an act of justice and fairness in compensation for the oppression they have been subjected to.

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FoEI positions on climate change

Friends of the Earth International, July 2008: Only a radical change based on climate justice will be able to prevent the worst consequences of climate change. Friends of the Earth describes its positions ahead of the United Nations Climate Change conference in Poznan, Poland in December 2008.

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