Efforts to address the climate emergency and limit global warming require fundamental and rapid change in our energy and food systems.

Migration has been a historic, beneficial and important feature of all communities across South Asia. However, when migration is forced and migrants are asset-less, they are often seen as ʻencroachers’ or ʻoutsiders’, then it’s a matter of humanitarian crisis.

This joint briefing highlights concerns that many governments and corporations are jumping on the bandwagon and declaring “net zero” climate targets. These announcements might sound like they signify ambitious climate action.

Climate change is having devastating impacts on communities’ lives, livelihoods and food security across South Asia. Its consequences are so severe that it is increasingly contributing to migration, and this incidence is likely to escalate much more in the years to come as climate change impacts become more serious.

In Brazil, which is the world’s biggest sugarcane producer, the federal government realized this scenario offered a great opportunity for transforming the country into the world’s biggest ethanol producer and exporter.

The UK could meet its 10% transport obligations under the EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED) without the use of current land‐based biofuels, or indeed any land‐based crops or trees.

Large-scale land acquisitions by investors, which are often called ‘land grabs’, can deprive rural women and communities of their livelihoods and land, increasing their food insecurity.

This report will examine the effects of European biofuels policies on global and local food security and food rights, land rights, climate change, labour rights and women’s rights.

This report finds that only 9 percent of World Bank Group energy sector lending in 2009 and 2010 actually went to support basic energy needs in communities that lacked access to energy.

This report summarises the findings of a study conducted by North Energy on behalf of Nature Kenya, RSPB, ActionAid, and BirdLife International. The study assesses the life?cycle greenhouse gas emissions from a proposed jatropha plantation in the Dakatcha woodlands, Kenya, that will mainly be used for biofuels in  the European market. 
 

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