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Land grabbing: what does it truly mean?

Ludovica Dal Molin, holds a master's degree in Human Rights and Multi-level Governance from the University of Padua. She is currently working in an organization that deals with the integration ...

Last update 3 Jul 2019
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The Judgement of the Permanent People’s Tribunal, May 2010

In May 2010, the Permanent People's Tribunal met in Madrid to hold its session on 'The European Union and Transnational Corporations in Latin America: Policies, Instruments and Actors Complicit in ...

Last update 14 Dec 2012
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‘Marginal’, ‘idle’ or ‘under-exploited’ lands

'Marginal', 'idle', 'under-exploited' lands are not clearly defined and vary from country to country. There are no fixed criteria to define them, for this reason the experts affirm that, in ...

Last update 26 Oct 2011
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Biofuels v. agrofuels

To the term agrofuels corresponds the more usual biofuels. However, given the effects that they have on life, according to many experts, the prefix 'bio', which suggests an environment-friendly ...

Last update 26 Oct 2011
A farmer gathers wheat in Bamyan, Afghanistan
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Sustainability criteria in the RED: decision-making process and final outcome

Since the beginning of the process, many issues emerged from the impact assessment as interrelated elements to the agrofuels production: they focused on GHG emissions, biodiversity, environment, ...

Last update 26 Oct 2011
Twelve children, who placed the twelve stars on a giant flag spread out on the lawn of the Palace of Europe, 2005
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The EU’s role in promoting the production and the use of agrofuels: the 2009 Renewable Energy Directive

Since 2001, the EU has started to take a serious interest in agrofuels and, in the last ten years, it has become one of the major world actors which have significantly contributed to the development ...

Last update 26 Oct 2011
Woman cutting grass to feed cattle in Lamaku, eastern Nepal
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The worldwide production of agrofuels

The energy crisis and the challenges of climate change have forced states to look for other energy sources. The production and the use of agrofuels are one of the strategy states have been adopting ...

Last update 26 Oct 2011