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Producing biofuels without increasing greenhouse gas emissions

Tue, 19/03/2013 - 10:11

A recent report about the Dutch biofuels market, compiled by research institute CE Delft, reveals that the environmental performance of biofuels sold on the Dutch market ...

Europe and Central Asia Netherlands

Guided by science, Kenyan authority rejects the case for jatropha at Dakatcha IBA

Fri, 24/02/2012 - 11:12

Following a campaign led by Nature Kenya, supported by other BirdLife Partners, Kenya’s National Environment Management Authority (N...

Worldwide

Planning process for Tana River Delta under way!

Tue, 11/10/2011 - 15:22

Over the last decade the Tana River Delta has been the scene of intensifying conflicts over natural resources. Powerful commercial investors are seeking land and water for biofuel plantations, at th...

Africa

Kenya’s environment authority advises jatropha is 'not viable' in coastal Kenya

Fri, 02/09/2011 - 10:35

A Nairobi newspaper reports that, after consideration of the scientific evidence, Kenya’s National Environment M...

Africa

EU postpones cleanup of biofuels policy again

Wed, 05/01/2011 - 12:16

Hopes of a sustainable future for EU biofuels policy have been dealt a blow following the European Commission’s decision to delay a critical decision on how to account for the impacts of ‘indirect land us...

Europe and Central Asia

Debate heating up on biofuels – BirdLife’s November 2010 Round Up

Wed, 08/12/2010 - 07:33

Biofuels are any kind of fuel derived from living things. In principle, they are a way of reducing greenhouse gas emissions compared to conventional fossil ...

Worldwide

Out of Africa – a round up of stories by Andre Farrar (RSPB – BirdLife in the UK)

Wed, 24/11/2010 - 10:08

From the high veldt in South Africa One of the attractions of spending a couple of weeks in South Africa was the chance to ...

Europe’s biofuels plans driving social and environmental destruction

Thu, 18/11/2010 - 15:59

Plans to increase the use of biofuels in Europe over the next ten years will require up to 69.000 square kilometres of new land worldwide and make climate...

Europe and Central Asia

Biofuels policy threatens wildlife habitats

Tue, 16/11/2010 - 06:56

Meeting a European target to use biofuel in Britain’s 30 million cars will result in the destruction of an area of wildlife habitat the size of the UK's West Country, a study has found. Imports of biofuels fr...

Africa

Large-scale biofuels production threatens biodiversity and food security

Tue, 26/10/2010 - 23:01

Current demand for biofuels is leading to conversion of natural habitats, on a huge and potentially catastrophic scale – often also causing displaceme...

Worldwide

Delta blues lift slightly - by Andre Farrar (RSPB - BirdLife in the UK)

Wed, 06/10/2010 - 12:16

The Tana River Delta on Kenya’s coast is at cross-roads. The massive pressure to exploit the area for growing sugar and biofuel crops amongst other dev...

Africa

Biofuels and biodiversity – Policy Briefing

Sat, 02/10/2010 - 13:00

This is an extract from the BirdLife Policy Brief for CBD COP-10, Nagoya - Biofuels and biodiversityBirdLife International welcomes the CBD’s consideration of the impacts of biofuels on biodiversity1. The...

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Full list of BirdLife COP-10 Products and Policy Briefs

Fri, 01/10/2010 - 00:00

Policy Brief We must strengthen resilience through ‘ecological infrastructure’ – Policy Briefing Five critical issues that will ‘make or break’ Nagoya – Policy Briefing Revised and up...

Green State of Nature Address

Mon, 20/09/2010 - 11:03

Last Thursday, the Green Con-vergence for Safe Food and Healthy Environment, a loose coalition of networks and NGOs, held its third Green State of Nature Address (SONA). We were very appreciative that DENR Secretary Ramon Paje stayed th...

Asia

How BirdLife is conserving tropical forests - with Roger Safford

Thu, 16/09/2010 - 07:39

I work in the Conservation Department, a small team whose job it is to coordinate, manage and support global conservation programmes of the BirdLife Partnership. I’ve...

Worldwide

Thirst for biofuels still threatening Kenya’s Dakatcha Woodlands - By Andre Farrar (RSPB - BirdLife in the UK)

Wed, 11/08/2010 - 13:23

In a move that buys a little time for the Dakatcha Woodlands, Kenya’s ...

Leading by example - BirdLife’s July 2010 Round Up

Thu, 05/08/2010 - 08:54

BirdLife works hard to hold governments to account, ensuring they keep their promises. And when governments fail, or fall below international best practices, BirdLife is ready with the pra...

A narrow escape for Nature Kenya staff

Tue, 06/07/2010 - 14:19

Nature Kenya (BirdLife Partner) staff, two journalists, and Kenya Wildlife Service rangers escaped death narrowly in Mulunguni village, Magarini District, when they were attacked by people said to be working for an Ita...

Africa

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