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Rapeseed is often used to make biofuels. © Copyright Adam Ward used under CC

Blog: A win for food security: EU caps biofuels from food

Yesterday EU agriculture ministers meeting in Brussels formally approved legislation limiting the use of food-based biofuels in the EU.

Des militantes rurales au Pérou demandent de l'action urgente face au changement climatique.

Blog: Las voces del Amazonas en la COP20: Una historia demasiado familiar

Al igual que en tantos lugares del mundo, el cambio climático y otros temas relaciondos con el medio ambiente están teniendo un gran impacto en la vida de la población local en la Amazonía peruana.

Des militantes rurales au Pérou demandent de l'action urgente face au changement climatique.

Blog: Listening to people of the Amazon during COP 20: A story of land rights

Like in so many places around the world, climate change and environmental issues are having a huge impact on the lives of local people in the Peruvian Amazon.

4 pivotal ways the EU can fight poverty in 2014

Blog: 4 pivotal ways the EU can fight poverty in 2014

As major changes sweep over European leadership, 2014 will certainly prove a landmark year in Europe’s standing in the world. This institutional reshuffle offers an opportunity to change gears and tackle global challenges straight on.

At Oxfam, we want to see Europe leading the fight against inequality and climate change, two major injustices threatening to undermine the efforts of millions of people to escape poverty and hunger, both at home and abroad.

Cuatro sencillas verdades sobre los biocombustibles

Blog: Cuatro sencillas verdades sobre los biocombustibles

¿Qué es más importante: la comida o el combustible? Pregúntaselo a tu eurodiputado 

La próxima semana el Parlamento Europeo votará la reforma de la legislación europea sobre biocombustibles. Con un simple voto contestarán a una sencilla pregunta: ¿Qué es más importante: la comida o el combustible?

Four simple truths about biofuels

Blog: Four simple truths about biofuels

What comes first: food or fuel? Ask your Member of the European Parliament

Next week, the European Parliament will vote on the reform of Europe’s biofuels legislation. By a show of hands they will answer one very simple question: what comes first, food of fuel?

To drive or to eat

What’s more important? The answer to this question should be straightforward. But not for the biofuels industry and farming lobbies that have been relentless in their efforts to capture European decision-making to serve their interests.

Paraguay's soy boom: a blessing or a curse?

Blog: Paraguay's soy boom: a blessing or a curse?

The recent assassination of Paraguayan small-farmer leader Lorenzo Areco is a stark reminder that access to land is literally a matter of life and death in Paraguay.

Hungry? The EU biofuels industry has feed for you

Blog: Hungry? The EU biofuels industry has feed for you

Biofuels were back in the spotlight in Brussels last week when the European Parliament and European Energy Ministers gathered to discuss a review of EU biofuels legislation. Oxfam is concerned that EU policy creates incentives for biofuels production which pushes up food prices, encourages land grabs and, in many cases, increases rather than reduces dangerous greenhouse gas emissions.

Soy fields in Paraguay. Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/olmovich/

Blog: Paraguay’s destructive soy boom

Fernando Lugo is the latest victim of Paraguay’s “soy war.” Elected president in 2008 as a “champion of the poor,” Lugo was impeached late last month, plunging this poorest of South American countries into uncertainty.

Acción de Oxfam en la cumbre de Durban sobre cambio climático. Foto: Ainhoa Goma/Oxfam

Blog: El hambre: La auténtica crisis económica

El hambre afecta a, aproximadamente, mil millones de personas en todo el mundo y, a medida que la crisis económica continúa, los esfuerzos por impulsar el crecimiento empeoran la situación.

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