Fuel for Thought: Addressing the social impacts of EU biofuels policies | ActionAid UK

Fuel for Thought: Addressing the social impacts of EU biofuels policies

Fuel For Thought shows that increased demand for biofuels is set to push global food prices to crisis levels, with the EU’s biofuels policies alone set to push up prices by as high as 33% for oilseed, 22% for maize, 21% for sugar and 10% for wheat between now and 2020.
Rather than being the sustainable answer to climate change that many people expected, there is a solid evidence base that biofuels contribute to extra greenhouse gas emissions instead of helping to reduce them.

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