Protests against massive bioenergy expansion plans in Bolivia

On Indigenous People day in Bolivia general public protest against increased production of raw material for biofuels.

Ongoing conflict? no
Conflict type Land use conflicts
Resources logging residues, solid wood
Issues 1 social, 2 ecological, 3 economical, 4 cultural
Keywords biobränsle protest
Start date 2007
End date 2008
Reason(s) for conflict
Intensity public debate
What are the stakeholders' conflicting values or interests Indigenous people appealed to President Evo Morales do not be fooled by economists "talk", instead to become the first country which says no to biofuel.
Barriers for dialogue High lobby on governmental level towards biofuels from industry and foreign investors
Forums for dialogue The government should study the risks associated with biofuels production, since the majority of biofuels are export oriented and are not in line with the policy of energy self-efficiency
Suggestions for conflict resolution / transformation open and trustworthy dialog with the parties