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by Marc-Olivier Herman, Oxfam’s EU Biofuel Expert 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… » read more

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  Oxfam has long been concerned that increasing production of biofuels pushes up food prices, encourages land grabs and in many cases increases rather than reduces dangerous greenhouse gas emissions. Within the GROW campaign, we are fighting to end policies promoting biofuels and threatening food security and the climate. This issue was in the spotlight… » read more

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By Natalia Alonso, Tony Long and Jorgo Riss The EU’s financial-transaction tax could unlock financing to be used to limit and cope with climate change. A year of record breaking extreme weather has served as a timely reminder of the need to invest now to prevent catastrophic climate change. Recent reports by the World Bank,… » read more

Posted by Oxfam International EU Advocacy