Search results

27 items
  1. The Sugarcane Industry and the global economic crisis

    • Maria Luisa Mendonça, Fabio T. Pitta, Carlos Vinicius Xavier
    18 July 2013
    Paper

    An examination of ethanol production in Brazil, highlighting the role of financial capital, the territorial expansion of agribusiness and the impacts on labour relations and indigenous peoples and peasant farmers.

  2. Obama's dirty energy fixation

    Daphne Wysham
    28 April 2011
    Article

    Despite the clear alarm bells sounded by Fukushima and the BP Gulf oilspill, Obama has yet to change either his energy policies or strategy.

  3. SOTU: Parsing Obama's 'Clean Energy' Promises

    03 February 2011
    Article

    Is there such a thing as clean coal, gas and nuclear power? What is the actual meaning of clean energy as mentioned by Obama in his State of the Union speech? And will it have any effect on climate change? 

  4. Agrofuels: Big Profits, Ruined Lives and Ecological Destruction

    • François Houtart
    15 June 2010
    Book

    The green potential of agrofuels has been wasted by businesses that put profits above environmental protection, which has led to an absurd situation where an energy source that should be sustainable actually increases human and ecological damage.

  5. Jun Borras

    Profile
    Fellow

    Saturnino 'Jun' M Borras Jr. is a Filipino political activist and academic who has been deeply involved in rural social movements in the Philippines and internationally since the early 1980s. He was part of the core organising team that established the international peasant movement La Via Campesina and has written extensively on land issues and agrarian movements. He is currently a...

  6. Flower seed

    Sustainable Energy and Economy Network (SEEN)

    Profile

    The Sustainable Energy and Economy Network (SEEN) based in the US works in partnership with citizens groups nationally and globally on environment, human rights and development issues with a  focus on energy, climate change, environmental justice, gender equity, and economic issues, particularly as these play out in North-South relations.

  7. Flower seed

    Rising Tide North America

    Profile

    Rising Tide North America is part of the international Rising Tide grassroots network of groups and individuals who take direct action to confront the roots causes of climate change and promote local, community-based solutions to the climate crisis.

  8. Flower seed

    Global Justice Ecology Project

    Profile

    The mission of Global Justice Ecology Project, based in the US, is to build local, national and international alliances with action to address the common root causes of social injustice, economic domination and environmental destruction.

  9. Flower seed

    Biofuelwatch

    Profile

    Biofuelwatch actively supports the campaign for an EU moratorium on agrofuels from large-scale monocultures. Agroenergy monocultures are linked to accelerated climate change, deforestation, the impoverishment and dispossession of local communities, bio-diversity losses, human rights abuses, water and soil degradation, loss of food sovereignty and food security.

  10. Thumbnail

    Biochar, a big new threat to people, land and ecosystems

    Biofuelwatch Declaration
    08 April 2009
    Article
    Caution urged against proposals for large scale use of charcoal in soils for climate change mitigation and soil reclamation.
  11. Thumbnail

    The politics of climate change

    Larry Lohmann
    26 September 2008
    Article

    Climate change is a social issue and it will always be connected with concrete, specific struggles over fossil fuel exploitation, pollution, health, agriculture, livelihoods or access to energy.

  12. Thumbnail

    The green goldrush

    Oscar Reyes
    14 September 2008
    Article
  13. Thumbnail

    Sugarcane ethanol: a sweet solution for Europe's fuel addiction?

    Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO)
    08 September 2008
    Article

    Brazil's agribusiness is lobbying to make the case, but people and the environment are paying the price.

  14. Thumbnail

    Philippines: Dealing with the oil crisis

    Walden Bello
    24 June 2008
    Article
  15. Agrofuels and the right to food in Latin America

    • Sofía Monsalve et al.
    26 May 2008

    The possible impact of agrofuels on the human right to adequate food for the most oppressed and marginalised social groups must be considered prior to applying policies and programmes that encourage the production, investment and trade of agrofuels.

  16. Thumbnail
  17. Thumbnail
  18. Thumbnail
  19. Thumbnail

    Renewables Directive: agrofuel target is ‘irresponsible and unsustainable’

    23 January 2008
    Article

    The European Commission’s draft EU Renewable Energy Directive, published today, ignores numerous recent warnings on the environmental and social damage of its proposed 10 per cent target for agrofuel use in the transport sector by 2020.

  20. Thumbnail

    Agro-fooling ourselves

    Oscar Reyes
    01 October 2007
    Article

Pages