Presentation on theme: "Aaron Leopold Prepared for the Meeting of the National Focal Points for PCD, 9 February, 2012, OECD, Paris. The ongoing rush."— Presentation transcript:
Aaron Leopold Prepared for the Meeting of the National Focal Points for PCD, 9 February, 2012, OECD, Paris. The ongoing rush for land in Sub-Saharan Africa, biofuels and the importance of developing country partners in PCD.
Biofuels: an open Pandoras Box for PCD? Auto industry Environmental Concerns Food vs. Fuel Trade Land & Food Environmental Concerns again 2 nd Generation?
Land acquisitions or grabbing in Sub-Saharan Africa Jump from 4 to 60+ mil. hectares per annum from (France!) 5-10% of total SSA land Shady contracts Friis/Reenberg 2010: majority for biofuels ILC 2012: three quarters for biofuels Worst in Best practices?
Policy Coherence for Biofuels Biofuels: PCD is (Global) Political Economy Meaningful & long term cooperation on policy with all ministries and development partners at all PCD stages (commitment & statements, coordination mechanisms, monitoring) EU opened door & legitimized global boom EU 2011 Report on Policy Coherence for Development: Lessons Learned and Challenges Ahead p107 Energy policy: continue to work on the sustainability of biofuels and biomass, including monitoring of impacts. Contingency planning?
Many thanks – Questions? Aaron Leopold Global Governance Institute (GGI), Brussels Freie Universität Berlin International Institute for Sustainable Development or Visit