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Why 'marginal' land does not solve the biofuel problems

by Helena Paul

(1 page)

Aug 2008 Briefing

Soy production and certification: the case of Argentinean soy-based biodiesel

Julia Tomei, Stella Semino, Helena Paul, Lilian Joensen, Mario Monti & Erling Jelsøe

(23 pages)

Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change 15(4): 371-394, DOI: 10.1007/s11027-010-9225-2
Mar 2010 Scientific Paper Download (368.38 KB)

No Idle Threat to the Marginalised

The Focus on “Marginal and Idle” Land for Biofuels (Agrofuels)

Helena Paul

(4 pages)

published as 'Biofuel 2.0', The Ecologist, February 2009
Feb 2009 Article Download (174.19 KB)

Large-scale bioenergy must be excluded from the renewable energy definition

Declaration

(1 page)

Aug 2015 Open Letter Download (470.26 KB)

Land-use, Bioenergy and Agro-biotechnology

Les Levidov (Open University) and Helena Paul (Econexus)

(35 pages)

Study for the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU)
Jul 2008 Technical Report Download (1.57 MB)

Green economy and biofuels: what did the CBD say ?

Helena Paul

(1 page)

Eco "Post-COP 10", Vol 36(1), p.1 & 6
Mar 2011 Article

Global Agrofuel Crops as Dispossession

Les Lavidow, Helena Paul

In: Sparking A Worldwide Energy Revolution: Social Struggles in the Transition to a Post-petrol World / Kolya Abramsky ed.
Jan 2010 Chapter

Global agrofuel crops as contested sustainability, Part I: Sustaining what development?

Les Levidow, Helena Paul

(17 pages)

Jun 2010 Article Download (915.03 KB)

Global Agrofuel Crops as Contested Sustainability Part II: Eco-Efficient Techno-fixes?

Les Levidow, Helena Paul

Capitalism Nature Socialism, Volume 22, 2011
Jun 2011 Article

EU biofuel target causes serious damage in the Global South

Comments on the transport elements of the Renewable Energy Directive and on article 7 of the EU Fuel Quality Directive

Helena Paul

(3 pages)

May 2011 Submission Download (185.71 KB)

Committee on World Food Security: High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition draft report: Biofuels and Food Security

Comments from Biofuelwatch, EcoNexus and Global Forest Coalition

Biofuelwatch, EcoNexus & Global Forest Coalition

(8 pages)

Jan 2013 Commentary Download (142.25 KB)

Carbon - The New Cash Crop

Helena Paul

(4 pages)

The Land, Autumn 2010, Issue 9, pp.15-18
Apr 2010 Article Download (468.03 KB)

Can sustainability criteria for certification of agrofuels be effective?

Helena Paul

(4 pages)

in: Policy Department Economic and Scientific Policy Sustainable Biofuel Production in Tropical and Subtropical Countries Workshop proceedings 12 June 2008, p. 19-22
May 2008 Chapter

Biofuels: how many are invasive alien species?

Helena Paul

(1 page)

ECO 40(3)
Apr 2012 Article

Bioenergy Out: Why bioenergy should not be included in the next EU Renewable Energy Directive

NOAH (Friends of the Earth Denmark), Biofuelwatch, Econexus, Global Forest Coalition, World Rainforest Movement, Rettet den Regenwald e.V., and Corporate Europe Observatory

(10 pages)

Aug 2015 Briefing Download (440.78 KB)

Biochar Knowledge Gaps

Commentary

Helena Paul

(7 pages)

Apr 2011 Commentary

Are we continuing to fuel Biodiversity Loss?

Biofuels, Bioenergy, Biochar and the Technologies of the new Bioeconomy

CBD Alliance

(2 pages)

Mar 2012 Briefing Download (83.19 KB)

Agrofuels: Towards a Reality Check in Nine Key Areas

Co-published by Biofuelwatch, Carbon Trade Watch / Transnational Institute, Corporate Europe Observatory, EcoNexus, Ecoropa, Grupo de Reflexión Rural, Munlochy Vigil, NOAH (Friends of the Earth Denmark), Rettet den Regenwald, Watch Indonesia

(36 pages)

Report submitted to the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in preparation for SBSTTA 12 (July 2007, Paris, France).
Mar 2007 Report Download (365.93 KB)

Agrofuels and the Myth of the Marginal Lands

by the African Biodiversity Network, Biofuelwatch, EcoNexus, the Gaia Foundation, Salva La Selva and Watch Indonesia

(8 pages)

Aug 2008 Briefing

Agriculture and Climate Change - Real Problems, False Solutions

by Helena Paul, Almuth Ernsting, Stella Semino, Susanne Gura & Antje Lorch EcoNexus, Biofuelwatch, Grupo de Reflexion Rural, NOAH - Friends of the Earth Denmark, and The Development Fund Norway

(44 pages)

Report published for the Conference of the Parties, COP15, of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Copenhagen, December 2009.
Dec 2009 Report Download (408.7 KB), Download (202.79 KB), Download (846.35 KB), Download (159.48 KB)

A Foreseeable Disaster: The European Union’s agroenergy policies and the global land and water grab

Helena Paul

(40 pages)

Published by Transnational Institute, FDCL and Econexus for Hands off the Land Alliance
Jun 2013 Report Download (771.2 KB)

A dangerous precedent

The UK Nuffield Council on Bioethics proposes five ethical principles and a duty to develop biofuels instead of the Precautionary Principle

Helena Paul

(2 pages)

English version of an article forthcoming in German in the June issue of umwelt aktuell.
Apr 2011 Article