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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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European Marriage Puzzle: Gays In or Out?

Sometimes gay couples in Europe are trapped in a sort of Kafkian scenario when they try to register their relationship status. It can be a harrowing experience, which leads to discrimination against gay couples within EU member states. The portraits of three affected individuals illustrate just how frustrating this can be. ...

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Wanted: Access To Energy For All By 2030

The Millennium Development Goals, set up in the year 2000 by world leaders to eradicate global poverty, failed to address one crucial issue – energy. To correct this error, politicians come up with a set of initiatives that promise to deliver sustainable energy to all people of our planet. ...

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