Protest on bioethanol decisions in Gotland (SE)

Farmers and local politicians in Gotland are protesting the state decisions that make investments in bioethanol production more difficult.

Ongoing conflict? no
Conflict type Bioenergy governance conflicts
Resources animal waste, agricultural residues, logging residues, solid wood
Issues 1 social, 2 economical, 3 ecological, 4 cultural
Keywords ethanol, agricultural subsidies, local opposition, farming
Start date 2007
End date 2007
Reason(s) for conflict Government making new agricultural decisions hindering the potential for new bioethanol investment
Intensity public debate
What are the stakeholders' conflicting values or interests the farmers and forest owners are against any more complication in relation to bioethanol production
Barriers for dialogue misunderstanding of main stakeholders involved into discussion
Forums for dialogue joint discussion and possibility to present the point of view
Suggestions for conflict resolution / transformation open and trustworthy dialog