August 2010

World Bank Paper Blames Commodity Price Boom on Energy Prices

IEEP, 18 AUG 2010

A new report has been released by the World Bank on factors influencing the 2006-2008 commodity price boom. The paper, which is co-authored by DG Agri economics chief Tassos Haniotis, highlights higher energy prices as having been the main factor in driving up food prices.

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EEA Report Highlights Abandonment and Intensification as Threats to Mountain Areas

IEEP, 17 AUG 2010

A new report released by the European Environment Agency (EEA) on mountain ecosystems in Europe highlights the importance of these areas for biodiversity and lists agricultural intensification and abandonment as key threats.

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