Bioenergy and Food Security
|Social protection for food security
Fourth report of the Committee on World Food Security's (CFS) High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE), focusing on ways to lessen vulnerability through social and productive safety net programmes and ...
|Food security and climate change
Third report of the Committee on World Food Security's (CFS) High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE), focusing on the effects of climate change on food security11 and nutrition, with a ...
|EU biofuel use and agricultural commodity prices: a review of the evidence base
In 2012, the European Commission (EC) will produce a report reviewing the social impacts of EU biofuel policy. Under Article 17 (5) of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED)1, the EC is obliged to conduct this ...
|Impacts of bioenergy on food security
Modern bioenergy development, through its environmental and socio-economic impacts, may have positive or negative effects on the four dimensions of food security: availability; access; utilization, and stability. Both the nature and magnitude of the impacts ...
|“Energy-smart” food for people and climate
The global community is becoming increasingly concerned about the high dependence of the global food sector on fossil fuels. This anxiety is compounded by FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) projections indicating ...
|Price volatility in food and agricultural markets: policy responses
Under the Food Security pillar of the Seoul Multi-year Action Plan on Development, the G20 “request that FAO, IFAD, IMF, OECD, UNCTAD, WFP, the World Bank and the WTO work with key stakeholders to develop ...
|The Energy Report – 100% renewable energy by 2050
WWF has a vision of a world that is powered by 100 per cent renewable energy sources by the middle of this century. Unless we make this transition, the world is most likely to avoid ...
|Biofuels production, trade and sustainable development
This document presents case studies from Pakistan, Costa Rica, South Africa and Ecuador that give a low- and middle-income country perspective on the potential for biofuel development. The focus is on the transport sector as ...
|Algal biorefinery-based industry: an approach to address fuel and food insecurity for a carbon-smart world
Food and fuel production are intricately interconnected. In a carbon-smart society, it is imperative to produce both food and fuel sustainably. Integration of the emerging biorefinery concept with other industries can bring many environmental deliverables ...
|Africa: up for grabs - The scale and impact of land grabbing for agrofuels
The African continent is increasingly being seen as a source of agricultural land and natural resources for the rest of the world.National governments and private companies are obtaining access to land across the continent to ...