Fuel for thought: addressing the social impacts of EU biofuels policies

This report will examine the effects of European biofuels policies on global and local food security and food rights, land rights, climate change, labour rights and women’s rights. It will do so by referring both to independent modelling analyses of how food rights and land rights have been affected by European biofuels policies, and through field research which show the effects of European biofuels policies on a wide range of other development issues. The report will also situate the debate on the social effects of European biofuels policies within a legal and European policy context and provide recommendations for how the European Union and its member states can take the necessary steps to ensure that European biofuels policies do not have detrimental social and development effects in the global south.