The European Union (EU) and their national governments are set to discuss increased shale gas extraction in Europe which will increase environmental and social harm as well as dangerous climate change.
Land grabbing is widely assumed to be happening only in the global South, but an in-depth analysis by a team of researchers shows that land grabbing is also expanding into Europe.
Leading academic experts gather in Rome to discuss how to solve growing social and environmental problems around the global land grab.
The vacant land discourse, promoted by some land deals, is fundamentally flawed. Cases of deals made for land that is unclaimed, unused or unoccupied by local people is simply untrue.