Tagged: global development
Governments and aid agencies have to tackle the politics and power at the heart of the increasing effects of climate change, rising inequality and people’s vulnerability to disasters according to a new report published today by international agency Oxfam.
Millions of poor people will go without life-saving food and medicines as donor aid pledges to poor countries are breached.
Global economic growth is exacerbating inequalities while pushing the Earth beyond ecological limits. Oxfam senior researcher Kate Raworth visited the RSA in October 2012, to explain how the simple 'doughnut' can help save the planet and decrease global inequality.
Who's putting pressure on the planet? This video reveals the extreme inequalities of resource use - within and between countries - underlying the pressure on four 'planetary boundaries'.
Reacting to the announcement that World Bank President Robert Zoellick will step down at the end of his term on June 30th, a global coalition of campaigners has called for an open and merit-based process to elect the next World Bank leader, and for developing countries to determine the selection.