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Biofuels, Source of Land and Water Grabbing

Are biofuels an excellent example of a big policy flop? Fritz Holzwarth, deputy director-general at Germany's Federal Environment Ministry, says yes. “The biofuel hype - and I am calling it a hype - was generated through climate change mitigation and CO2 reduction," he said. According to Holzwarth, one standard does not fit all in the global context because although in some parts of the world a sustainable ...

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Alpine Fragility, Sacredness and Communities

“The smaller we come to feel ourselves compared with the mountain, the nearer we come to participating in its greatness" (Arne Naess). Raul Cazan reflects on the relation between mountain sacredness, capitalist economy, and climate change. ...

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