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International Trade in Biofuels: Good for Development? And Good for Environment?

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dc.contributor.author Dufey, Annie
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-23T18:50:01Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-23T18:50:01Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/6148
dc.description.abstract "The piece calls for international trade barriers, especially subsidies, to be relaxed to enable developing countries to reap the benefits of the biofuels trade, and for certification schemes to take account of the real environmental and social conditions in such countries. Biofuels have been promoted as a means of creating jobs and wealth in developing nations, while cutting greenhouse gas emissions in the industrialised world, where demand for biofuels is set to skyrocket to meet ambitious targets. But current trade regimes are not fit for encouraging synergies and sorting out trade-offs. Any benefits from biofuels trade could be undermined if the sector continues to expand without improved policies and international coordination." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries IIED Briefing en_US
dc.subject biofuels en_US
dc.subject international trade en_US
dc.subject development en_US
dc.title International Trade in Biofuels: Good for Development? And Good for Environment? en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), London en_US
dc.subject.sector General & Multiple Resources en_US
dc.subject.sector Global Commons en_US


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