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  1. 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.

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    Agricultural Innovation: Sustaining what agriculture? For what European bio-economy?

    • Jennifer Franco, Lucia Goldfarb, David Fig, Les Levidow, S.M.Oreszczyn et al.
    23 February 2011
    Report

    The Europe 2020 strategy's promotion of resource-efficient technologies and market incentives as the solution for sustainable agriculture is contradicted by experience where techno-fixes and market pressures have increased overall demand on resources.

  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. It's time for food sovereignty!

    Jun Borras
    25 January 2011
    Article

    The Journal of Peasants Studies has made available a selection of research papers to download free: covering food sovereignty, the politics of land, agrofuels and justice movements.

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    Political Dynamics of Land-grabbing in Southeast Asia: Understanding Europe's Role

    • Jun Borras, Jennifer Franco
    18 January 2011
    Report

    The European Union is a significant player in the widespread occurrence of land-grabbing in Southeast Asia; both through its corporate sector and public policies.

  6. TNI -Sponsored land grabbing side event at the FAO Food Security World Committee session, Rome 2010

    Jun Borras, Lucia Goldfarb
    03 November 2010
    Article

    Leading academics discuss key issues regarding 'the global land grab' and how this is linked critically to official policies, like 'Responsible Agricultural Investment' (RAI), considering how small farmers are being dispossessed and incorporated into the agro-food-feed-fuel complex.

  7. 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.

  8. The Global Land Grab Debate

    15 June 2010
    Article

    Global land grabbing has hit the media headlines and sparked fierce debate about how to both analyse the problem and possible solutions for preventing further dispossession.

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    Towards a Broader View of the Politics of Global Land Grabbing

    • Jennifer Franco, Jun Borras
    15 June 2010
    The spectre of a global land grab by foreign transnationals has captured media attention, but perhaps the bigger danger lies in the response by institutions like the World Bank, whose supposedly ameliorative measures are likely to entrench dispossession rather than prevent it.
  10. Agrofuel Crops

    • Jennifer Franco, Lucia Goldfarb, David Fig, Luisa Mendonca, Les Levidow, Mireille Hoenicke
    06 April 2010
    Report

    In recent years, there has been renewed interest in developing agrofuels on a large scale as an alternative to fossil fuel. EU biofuels policy, in particular, assumes that the environmental impacts associated with agrofuels production will be largely beneficial. This study questions such optimistic assumptions.

  11. Jennifer Franco

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    Researcher

    Jennifer C. Franco is a research associate in the Agrarian and Environmental Justice as well as the 'Myanmar in Focus' Programmes of TNI, and an adjunct professor at the College of Humanities and Development Studies (COHD) of the China Agricultural University in Beijing....

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    Report of Global Agrofuels workshop

    01 October 2009
    Article

    TNI with the Uniao Nacional de Camponeses (UNAC) of Mozambique organised a workshop on agrofuels in Mozambique in August/September 2009.

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    Fellows meeting 2008

    19 June 2008 - Event
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    Luisa Mendonca

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    Luisa Mendonca is a TNI researcher on agrofuels in Brazil.

  15. 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...

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    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.

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    Rising Tide North America

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    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.

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    Global Justice Ecology Project

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    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.

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    Biofuelwatch

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    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.

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    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.

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