Global Renewable Fuels Alliance

May 20th, 2014

Luca Fratini
Chair of the Open-Ended Working Group on MYPoW
Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
00153 Rome, Italy

Dear Minister Counsellor Fratini,

I am writing to you today in response to the Committee on World Food Security’s (CFS) call for topics to prioritize at the 2016-2017 biennium. The Global Renewable F…

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Dear Chairman Swaminathan,

We are writing to express the global ethanol industry’s grave concerns about the lack of transparency, openness, and scientific integrity surrounding the HLPE’s Biofuels and Food Security project that culminated with the publication of an imbalanced report and impractical policy recommendations in June 2013. Specifically, we are dismayed by the manner in which the project scope was finalized…

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Dear Member,

We are writing to you to express our grave concerns with the current review of Europe’s Renewable Energy Directive (RED) and Fuel Quality Directive (FDQ). Renewable Energy mandates have been the primary policy mechanism by which the biofuels industry has gained critical access to the world’s transportation fuel markets. Successful mandates around the world have created a dynamic biofuels industry that no…

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Feedback from the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA) for The FAO Committee on World Food Security/High Level Panel (HLPE) of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition on Biofuels and Food Security, A zero-draft consultation paper, January 28th, 2013

The Global Renewable Fuels Alliance feels the current draft of the HLPE’s Biofuels and Food Security report is negatively biased against biofuels. The draft report uses data…

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Main Question of the HLPE Study

Are biofuels compatible with food security concerns at different levels, global to local? What could be done to ensure their development does not go against (and even favours) food security?

Comments on the terms of reference in the discussion paper

We have provided some broad comments below in response to some of the questions and issues the HLPE have raised. However, our primary commen…

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