Bioethanol diplomacy in South America

Protest against US president George W. Bush and his attempts to build up ethanol trade with several South American countries on a visit in early 2007.

Ongoing conflict? no
Conflict type Bioenergy governance conflicts
Resources solid wood
Issues 1 social, 2 economical, 3 ecological, 4 cultural
Keywords ethanol, trade agreement, Bush
Start date 2007
End date 2007
Reason(s) for conflict The Bush administration aiming to reduce left wing influence in South America and protect trade relations regarding growing bioethanol imports.
Intensity public debate
What are the stakeholders' conflicting values or interests opposition of local people of the potential agreement with Latin America upon the trading of bioethanol.
Barriers for dialogue disagreement with proposal of G. Bush administration
Forums for dialogue possibility to express opinion and bring your own share of view
Suggestions for conflict resolution / transformation open and trustworthy dialog, which includes bottom-up approach