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Rising Demand for Renewable Energy could Drive More Land Grabs

Rising demand for the dominant form of renewable energy worldwide – wood – could drive yet more acquisitions of land in developing countries where food insecurity is rising and land rights are weak, say researchers at the International Institute of Environment and Development (IIED).

In a briefing paper, titled “Biomass Energy: Another Driver of Land Acquisitions?” published August 30, they warn that this new trend needs greater public scrutiny and debate.

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