The following article appeared in January 17, 2012 edition of the Globe and Mail.
The Left behind by the G20? report finds that reducing inequality is not only the right thing to do; it also makes sound economic sense.
Lessons learned can help prevent future disasters and save lives.
Oxfam today warned that a disease outbreak is “waiting to happen” unless authorities quickly address the water shortage and hygiene needs at crowded evacuation centres for survivors of flash floods in the Philippines.
Now is the time to scale up preventative measures to protect millions of people in West Africa from a serious food crisis in 2012. People are at particularly high risk in Mauritania, Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali and Chad.
“Canada’s exit from the Kyoto Protocol, the one existing agreement that legally binds some countries to emission cuts targets, is an affront to the nearly one billion people who struggle every day to feed their families in the face of increasingly frequent and severe droughts, floods, heat waves and storms."
“Negotiators have sent a clear message to the world’s hungry: Let them eat carbon.”
Oxfam Canada today urged the federal government to help ensure the Green Climate Fund, aimed at helping poor countries cope with climate change, is launched with long-term financial commitments in the final deal at COP-17 on Friday.
The Bonn Conference comes at a critical moment and it will last only one day. But a lot can happen in a day; lives can be changed.
The Pakistan Humanitarian Forum, a consortium of 41 international aid agencies based in Pakistan, today appealed to Western governments for urgent donations to tackle this grave yet largely forgotten humanitarian crisis.
Oxfam, WWF and the International Chamber of Shipping today called jointly for clear guidance on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from ships.