Publications

  1. In 2014, the Swiss company Addax Bioenergy will begin exporting ethanol from a sugar cane plantation in Sierra Leone to the EU. This will be the first commercial quantities of biofuels to be exported...
  2. In March 2013 the European Commission produced a report on the impacts of EU biofuels policies on people and their rights to food and land globally. With this research report and summary, ActionAid...
  3. In March 2013 the European Commission produced a report on the impacts of EU biofuels policies on people and their rights to food and land globally. With this research report and summary, ActionAid...
  4. The deadline to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) draws near and critical global objectives of poverty eradication are still to be met. In 2005 the EU and its Member States committed to...
  5. In recent years, communities supported by ActionAid and its partners from around the world have suffered the negative impacts of industrial biofuels production projects and policies. While ActionAid...
  6. According to new research, European taxpayers and consumers will pay a high price for the biofuels being added to transportfuelsthroughout the EU. 
  7. There are some positive news stories to tell in relation to the EU’s progress on fighting poverty over the last year. In 2010, the Lisbon Treaty put in place a much strengthened legal basis for...
  8. Biofuels have been put forward as a way to reduce carbon emissions and tackle climate change. ActionAid believes they will not serve as the solution to either of these challenges. 
  9. This report uncovers some of the policy incoherencies between EU policies and development objectives. As stipulated in the Lisbon Treaty, the EU is committed to eradicate poverty in developing...
  10. For decades, European dairy farmers have been given massive subsidies under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) of the European Union (EU). This has enabled them to export cheap milk powder, among...
  11. The kind of aid that helps support dramatic decreases in aid dependence is what ActionAid calls real aid – that’s aid which empowers poor women and men to realise their rights, and reduces inequality...
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