#3: Agrofuels/Climate Camp Preview

July 31, 2008
by phil
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biodiesel_hunger_resizedBiofuels have been condemned as a “crime against humanity” by the outgoing UN Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Jean Zeigler. We speak to Deepak Rughani of Biofuelwatch and find out:

  • Why agrofuels have been responsible for food riots, land grabs and increasing hunger around the globe
  • Why the Gallagher report and others underestimate the impact of biofuels on climate change
  • Why the Gallagher report is not independent
  • Why we need to listen to the global calls for a moratorium on biofuels rather than industry and government’s suggestion of a slow down

Ahead of this year’s Camp for Climate Action we speak to Connor O’Brien about the movement’s plans for sustainable living, education, and shutting down the coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth in Kent. And we end the programme with a rough mix of “Soul Not Coal” a song written for the Camp by The Carbon Town Cryer.

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