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27 juin 2007
Parlement européen (Bruxelles)
Seminar “Biofuels – implications for the South”
The European Commission is expected to come forward with a proposal for a revised Biofuels Directive, including a 10% mandatory target for agrofuel use in transport by 2020. The possible negative implications of this policy have been widely recognised, with the Spring Council agreeing to the target on the basis that they must be sustainably produced.
Key issues to be addressed in this seminar :
What are the likely impacts of the proposed 10% target on the South ? Will agrofuel production for export to the EU bring climate benefits and rural development or environmental and social devastation ?
Southern Civil Society Organisations present at the debate :
Joao Pedro Stedile, founder of Movimiento Sem Terra, Brazil. MST is one of the largest social movements in Brazil and represents over 11 million landless rural workers (to be confirmed).
Hubertus Samangun, Indonesian Indigenous Peoples Organisation ICTI, regional coordinator of the International Alliance of Tribal and Indigenous Peoples of Tropical Forests and Rully Syumanda, WALHI -the Indonesian Federation of Environmental Movements.
Lucy Mulenkei, Indigenous Information Network, Kenya, chairwoman of the Indigenous Women’s Network on Biodiversity. Indigenous women and monocultures
Tatiana Roa, CENSAT Agua Viva/Friends of the Earth-Colombia
Nizam Mashar, Sahabat Alam Malaysia/Friends of the Earth-Malaysia (to be confirmed)
Orin Langelle, Global Justice Ecology Project, United States.
Wally Menne, Timberwatch, South Africa.
Marcial Arias, Fundación para la Promoción del Conocimiento Tradicional, Panama.
Fiu Elisara Mata’ese, Ole Siosiomaga Society, Samoa and Sandy Gauntlett, Pacific Indigenous
Swati Shresth, Kalpavriksh, and Liyakhat Syed, Equations, India
Miguel Lovera, chairperson, Global Forest Coalition, Paraguay
Ana Filippini, World Rainforest Movement and Latin American network against Monoculture Tree Plantations, Uruguay
Andrey Laletin, Friends of the Siberian Forests, Russian Federation
Frank Muramuzi, NAPE, Uganda (to be confirmed)
Peter Bosip, CELCOR/Friends of the Earth-Papua New Guinea
For more information, please contact :
Global Forest Coalition, Yolanda Sikking :
Friends of the Earth Europe, Adrian Bebb : firstname.lastname@example.org
Corporate Europe Observatory, Nina Holland : email@example.com