In a letter addressed to G8 finance ministers meeting in Lecce, Italy on 12 and 13 June, we're calling for an immediate injection of $2bn from rich countries to help the world's poorest countries get national climate adaptation strategies off the ground.
Leaders of the world’s major economies meeting in Washington must urgently address the action rich countries will take on global warming in order to revitalize international climate talks and tackle the serious climate impacts facing vulnerable developing countries.
Europe is turning its back on poor countries just when they need help most. At a crucial time just ahead of the G20 Summit in London, the EU is empty-handed and in no fit state to lead the world on the two biggest issues we face today – the economic and climate crisis.
The rich world's response to the global food crisis has been inadequate and at times hypocritical. World leaders must set out a plan for a much more comprehensive response at the G8 in Japan this week.
The credibility of G8 finance ministers will be tested this weekend as the world waits for more urgent and stronger action to tackle global poverty in the face of climate change and rising food prices.