Biofuels and the G20: An ActionAid International Briefing

 

Biofuel policies in countries with large and expanding consumption (such as the US and the EU) as well as countries with high production levels (such as the US, Brazil and many non-G20 countries including Guatemala, Senegal and Kenya), contribute to price volatility of food items such as grains, increase food insecurity, and create the perfect conditions for land grabs, especially in communities whose land rights are already under threat.
With nearly one billion people already going hungry around the world, the G20 needs to ensure its energy needs are not met in ways that threaten to worsen the plight of the hungry and malnourished around the world. Phasing out blending targets and financial incentives for biofuels is key to achieving this.