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LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Collected by: University of New Mexico

Archived since: May, 2010

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This archive is part of a University of New Mexico project that uses innovative technological solutions to build an easy to use knowledge base on energy policy and dialogue in Latin America for educational and policy-oriented research interests in the United States, Latin America, and the world.

Subject:   Government Science & Health Computers & Technology

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Title: Food Versus Fuel

URL: http://www.biodiversidadla.org/Principal/Contenido/Documentos/Alimentacion_v_s_combustible

Description: This article contains a statement made by the International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity (FIIB) at the Tenth Session of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP10), which was held from October 18-29, 2010 in Nagoya, Japan. The FIBB statement voices concern about the increasing production of biofuels, along with the declining production of food for human consumption. The FIBB recommends that legally-binding targets be implemented to curb the displacement of agricultural production for food consumption by crops dedicated to biofuel production. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Biomass Alternative Biofuel Biogas Biodiesel Bioethanol Food Security,  Food Sovereignty ,  Food Consumption Biodiversity Energy Policy

Title: Indigenous Peoples Forum on Mining, Climate Change, and Good Living

URL: http://www.biodiversidadla.org/Principal/Contenido/Documentos/Foro_de_los_Pueblos_Indigenas_mineria_cambio_climatico_y_buen_vivir

Description: This article includes a statement made by the Indigenous Peoples Forum on Mining, Climate Change, and Good Living that was held in Lima, Peru from November 18-20, 2010. The statement includes a section explicitly focusing on mining issues, in which forum participants assert their right to consultation concerning all mining projects that affect their communities and a demand for the annulment of all mining concessions in which indigenous communities were not consulted. The statement also includes a section dedicated to climate change, in which forum participants explicitly reject the development of a carbon market and assert that the development of the biofuel industry threatens food security. The statement is signed by a multitude of non-governmental indigenous organizations from various parts of the world. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Indigenous Mines Ecology Climate NGO Mineral Environment Mining Consultation Food Security,  Food Sovereignty ,  Climate Change Biodiversity

Title: The IMF and World Bank Admit that Biofuels Harm

URL: http://www.biodiversidadla.org/Principal/Contenido/Noticias/El_FMI_y_el_Banco_Mundial_admiten_que_los_biocombustibles_hacen_dano

Description: This article discusses a recent report released by the IMF and World Bank that found that hunger and malnutrition are worsening as food production is increasingly used as biofuel rather than for consumption. With more and more agricultural production becoming dedicated to biofuel production, food prices have risen, intensifying the threat to food security. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Biomass Alternative Biofuel Bioethanol Food Security Export,  Food Sovereignty

Title: Argentina: Resistance to Chinese Plan to Expand Soy in Patagonia

URL: http://www.tierramerica.info/nota.php?lang=esp&idnews=3773

Description: This article discusses the concern expressed by a number of environmental and social organizations in Argentina concerning an agreement with China to expand soybean production in the southern Argentine province of Río Negro. They are concerned that the expansion of soybean production could pose a threat to the region's biodiversity and food sovereignty. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Biomass Trade Latin America Argentina Biofuel NGO Agreement Environment China,  Food Sovereignty ,  Soybean Food Security Biodiversity

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