Promoting Biofuels, Creating Scarcity? EU Renewable Energy Policy and the Water-Energy-Land Nexus: Stakeholders Confront Their Views

Panel at the European Development Days 2012 // Promoting Biofuels, Creating Scarcity? EU Renewable Energy Policy and the Water-Energy-Land Nexus: Stakeholders Confront Their Views

This panel scrutinises this policy from the perspective of policy coherence for development: what are the impacts of the EU's demand for biofuels on food security, the access to land and water, and the livelihoods of people in developing countries? What is the way forward for the EU in a world where biofuel mandates are proliferating and food price surges are a recurrent phenomenon?

Stakeholders from the private sector, civil society organisations from North and South and the European Commission will confront their views. The panel is organised by ActionAid International, International Alliance of Catholic Development Agencies — CIDSE, European NGO Confederation for Relief and Development — CONCORD, Cyprus Island-wide NGO Development Platform — CYINDEP, EuropAfrica, Oxfam International



Jasmin Battista

, Personal Assistant to Commissioner Oettinger, Directorate-General for Energy, European Commission


Phil Bloomer

, Director, Campaigns and Policy, Oxfam Great Britain


Belinda Calaguas

, Head of Campaigns and Advocacy, ActionAid International


Roman Herre

, Policy Coordinator on EU Agrofuels policy, Food First Information and Action Network — FIAN


Johan Kuylenstierna

, Executive Director, Stockholm Environment Institute


Rahmawati Retno Winarni

, Programme Director, Sawit Watch Indonesia


Stina Soewarta

, Member of Cabinet, Directorate-General for Development and Cooperation — EuropeAid, European Commission


Rob Vierhout

, Secretary General, ePURE

Moderated by Laura Shields, Journalist

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