Agrofuels and oil palm plantations

The promotion of agrofuels as a form of renewable energy is proving to be one of the European Union’s biggest policy mistakes.

EU agrofuels policies are aggravating climate change. They have become a key driver of forest and biodiversity loss, land-grabs and conflicts, and human rights abuses in producer countries such as Indonesia. Increasingly, agricultural land needed to produce food is being reallocated to grow crops for agrofuels to fuel cars rather than to feed hungry people. [more]

Joint statement by DTE, 11.11.11, Watch Indonesia! and WALHI

September 13th

Indonesian statement signed by 59 organisations calls for action on devastating impacts

September 10th, 2013

Statements from civil society organisations in Indonesia and Malaysia were sent to Members of the European Parliament yesterday, ahead of a crucial vote on agrofuels scheduled in Strasbourg tomorrow.

September 9th, 2013

Ahead of this week’s crucial vote on agrofuels by MEPs, new research released by Friends of the Earth Europe shows how EU policies are triggering far higher imports of palm oil than previously thought.

EU Renewable Energy Directive implicated in Human Rights Abuse in Sumatra 

Joint press release by Biofuelwatch, Down to Earth, Rettet den Regenwald e.V. Watch Indonesia! 11th February 2009