Tagged: G8 2008

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Rokeya Kabir is the convener of the My Rights campaign in Bangladesh: a national platform that puts pressure on the government to ensure primary education for all children. Credit: Mahmud Map

Eight women from poor countries around the world, uniting as the “W8”, today demanded that G8 leaders take action to prevent the deaths of half a million women every year in childbirth.

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Political leaders have admitted that they will probably fail to deliver on promises to halve world hunger by 2015

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The Oxfam G8 Big Heads display balloons representing the amount of carbon their countries emit per capita. Note who's floating. Credit: Emily Subden/ Oxfam

The G8 played down the effects of biofuels on food inflation 'like discussing the Titanic but not mentioning the iceberg.'

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A home in Shariatpur, in Bangladesh surrounded by flood-water. When the flood was at its full height, a few days before, this land was completely submerged (1998). Credit: Shafiq Alam/Oxfam

Unless the G8 leaders agree to immediate action and medium-term targets for reducing their greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, any long-term promises will be unattainable.

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A number of Oxfam’s high profile ambassadors called on G8 leaders to urgently respond to global poverty challenges, starting with a boost in funds for climate change, the food crisis and development aid.

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Question from a member of the audience. Credit: Crispin Hughes/Oxfam

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Over 1 million people submitted a wish for the G8 leaders to keep the promises they made in 2005. Photo: Oxfam

This July the eight richest countries – the G8 – met in Japan to talk about global poverty and climate change. The outcome however failed to deliver the breakthroughs that are so urgently needed.

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