EU's biofuel policy fuelling food inflation: ActionAid

Report predicts forced displacement of poor people from their land to meet EU targets to grow fuel crops. The European Union’s biofuel policies are driving up global food prices and pushing people in poor countries off their land, says a recent report of ActionAid. EU has a target of 10 per cent renewable energy in transport by 2020, and 88 per cent of this is expected to come from biofuels. The report Fuel for Thought comes at a time when the European Commission is set to submit a report on Renewable Energy Directive to the European Parliament this year. “We want the commission to investigate the full impacts of the EU’s biofuels policies on human rights in its review,” says Laura Sullivan, ActionAid’s head of European advocacy.

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