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A Bangladeshi family travel to safety place as flood water enters new areas after the cyclone Aila hit in the south-west parts at Harinagar, Satkhira, Bangladesh 28 May 2009. Credit: EPA/Abir Abdullah

As the US and China intensify discussions on climate change, Oxfam International urges EU countries to put aside national interests and step up their leadership role.

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As poor countries face the full impact of the economic crisis, European governments are falling short by nearly €40bn (USD$55m) on their aid promises and will not meet their 2010 aid target until 2012, a new report from CONCORD reveals.

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Ametta Pierre, 51, her house destroyed by Hurricane Dean. Oxfam's partners have worked with the local community to introduce hurricane early warning systems, so people have time to move to higher and safer ground. Credit: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

Europe is putting a global climate deal at risk and threatening the lives of millions of the world’s poorest, said development agency Oxfam International, as Environment Ministers met today to hammer out Europe’s position for a post-2012 global deal.

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UN Security Council must pass binding resolution demanding an immediate halt to violence.

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Oxfam International called on EU foreign ministers to go beyond calls for increased humanitarian access into Gaza and push Israel and Hamas to agree an immediate ceasefire.

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Poznan, Poland: The UN climate negotiations have not shown the urgency and political will needed to fight climate change and keep millions of people safe, Oxfam International said today.

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The Gdansk summit between French President Sarkozy and Central and Eastern European leaders risks fundamentally undermining Europe’s ambition to credibly tackle climate change, international agency Oxfam said today.

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Big business is pressuring the EU to water-down its climate ambitions including, most particularly, around the key issue of auctioning carbon permits, says international agency Oxfam. If the EU buckles, it will fail to deliver on its own objectives of avoiding global warming above 2°C.

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