The report, 'Fuelling Evictions - Community Cost of EU Biofuels Boom', focuses on a community of over 20,000 people from the Dakatcha Woodlands in Kenya’s coast region, who face eviction from their homes and land to make way for a plantation by an Italian biofuel company.
David Barissa, ActionAid Kenya’s biofuels expert:
“The case of the Dakatcha Woodlands is one of many across Africa, with increased demand for biofuels because of the EU targets attracting companies keen to cash in”.
“But the communities are not being consulted or compensated, meaning that these so-called green policies are having huge impacts for poor people around the world”.
EU leaders have got the policy wrong. Under no circumstances should communities be evicted to grow fuels to meet the EU’s energy needs.