G20 Summit in Cannes, France

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At this year's G20 Summit in Cannes, France, many important initiatives were swept off the table as world leaders grappled with the European financial crisis - but the strongest survived. Most notably, there was positive momentum for a Robin Hood Tax as a tool to finance development, and recognition that innovative sources of finance are needed to fight climate change in poor countries, laying the foundation for a fair carbon charge for shipping.

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  • G20 Leaders Gather for a Working Lunch in Los Cabos
    G20 Leaders Gather for a Working Lunch in Los Cabos

    G20 Leaders Gather for a Working Lunch in Los Cabos

    Oxfam International | 18 Jun, 2012

    Oxfam's Big Heads made an appearance the day before the 2012 G20 Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico. At the stunt, Oxfam set up a"working dinner" of the leaders of G20 countries in which they are eating, drinking and chatting next to the beach. Alongside them, a large blackboard displays a check list with obvious objectives to fulfill: to reduce poverty, ensure food security, and establish a Robin Hood Tax to finance development and climate change adaptation... But the only item that's been discussed is the Euro.

    Photo credit: Victoria Marzilli

    For more information, visitwww.oxfam.org

  • Mexico's President Felipe Calderon outlines the G20 Agenda
    Mexico's President Felipe Calderon outlines the G20 Agenda

    Mexico's President Felipe Calderon outlines the G20 Agenda

    Oxfam International | 18 Jun, 2012

    Oxfam's Big Heads made an appearance the day before the 2012 G20 Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico.

    Felipe Calderon, President of Mexico, outlines the agenda with obvious objectives to fulfill: to reduce poverty, ensure food security, and establish a Robin Hood Tax to finance development and climate change adaptation... But the only item that's been discussed is the Euro.

    Photo: Victoria Marzilli/Oxfam

    For more information, visitwww.oxfam.org

  • Oxfam's Jörn Kalinski gives an interview of Oxfam's G20 Stunt
    Oxfam's Jörn Kalinski gives an interview of Oxfam's G20 Stunt

    Oxfam's Jörn Kalinski gives an interview of Oxfam's G20 Stunt

    Oxfam International | 18 Jun, 2012

    Oxfam's Big Heads made an appearance the day before the 2012 G20 Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico. Here, Jorn Kalinsky of Oxfam Germany gives an interview to the press on why G20 leaders should focus on food security.

    At the stunt, Oxfam set up a"working dinner" of the leaders of G20 countries in which they are eating, drinking and chatting next to the beach.

    Alongside them, a large blackboard displays a check list with obvious objectives to fulfill: to reduce poverty, ensure food security, and establish a Robin Hood Tax to finance development and climate change adaptation... But the only item that's been discussed is the Euro.

    Photo credit: Victoria Marzilli

    For more information, visitwww.oxfam.org

  • G20 Leaders Have a Working Lunch in Los Cabos
    G20 Leaders Have a Working Lunch in Los Cabos

    G20 Leaders Have a Working Lunch in Los Cabos

    Oxfam International | 18 Jun, 2012

    Oxfam's Big Heads made an appearance the day before the 2012 G20 Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico. At the stunt, Oxfam set up a"working dinner" of the leaders of G20 countries in which they are eating, drinking and chatting next to the beach. Alongside them, a large blackboard displays a check list with obvious objectives to fulfill: to reduce poverty, ensure food security, and establish a Robin Hood Tax to finance development and climate change adaptation... But the only item that's been discussed is the Euro.

    Photo: Victoria Marzilli/Oxfam

    For more information, visitwww.oxfam.org

  • G20 Leaders in Los Cabos, Mexico
    G20 Leaders in Los Cabos, Mexico

    G20 Leaders in Los Cabos, Mexico

    Oxfam International | 18 Jun, 2012

    Oxfam's Big Heads made an appearance the day before the 2012 G20 Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico. At the stunt, Oxfam set up a"working dinner" of the leaders of G20 countries in which they are eating, drinking and chatting next to the beach. Alongside them, a large blackboard displays a check list with obvious objectives to fulfill: to reduce poverty, ensure food security, and establish a Robin Hood Tax to finance development and climate change adaptation... But the only item that's been discussed is the Euro.

    Photo: Victoria Marzilli/Oxfam

    For more information, visitwww.oxfam.org

  • G20 Leaders Welcome You to Los Cabos, Mexico
    G20 Leaders Welcome You to Los Cabos, Mexico

    G20 Leaders Welcome You to Los Cabos, Mexico

    Oxfam International | 18 Jun, 2012

    Oxfam's Big Heads made an appearance the day before the 2012 G20 Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico.

    Photo credit: Victoria Marzilli

    For more information, visitwww.oxfam.org

  • G20 Leaders in Los Cabos, Mexico
    G20 Leaders in Los Cabos, Mexico

    G20 Leaders in Los Cabos, Mexico

    Oxfam International | 18 Jun, 2012

    Oxfam's Big Heads made an appearance the day before the 2012 G20 Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico. At the stunt, Oxfam set up a"working dinner" of the leaders of G20 countries in which they are eating, drinking and chatting next to the beach. Alongside them, a large poster displays a check list with obvious objectives to fulfill: to reduce poverty, ensure food security, and establish a Robin Hood Tax to finance development and climate change adaptation... But the only item that's been discussed is the Euro.


    Photo credit: Victoria Marzilli

    For more information, visitwww.oxfam.org

  • Inclusive and sustainable development
    Inclusive and sustainable development

    Inclusive and sustainable development

    Oxfam International | 14 Jun, 2012

    Demand that G20 leaders take action for inclusive and sustainable development. Bringing inequality levels down in Mexico& Brazil to G20 median could reduce the number of people in poverty by 90% in 10 years.

    Learn more atoxf.am/JxN

  • Food Security
    Food Security

    Food Security

    Oxfam International | 14 Jun, 2012

    A farmer waters her crops. 500 million small scale farms support nearly 2 billion people worldwide. Oxfam is campaigning the G20 for invesment in small-scale agriculture as a way to feed our growing planet.

    Learn more atoxf.am/JxN

  • Innovative finance for development and climate resilience
    Innovative finance for development and climate resilience

    Innovative finance for development and climate resilience

    Oxfam International | 14 Jun, 2012

    Demand that G20 leaders find new ways to finance development and climate resilience! For example, a Robin Hood Tax could raise up to $400 billion annually for development& climate change adaptation programs. Learn more atoxf.am/JxN

  • Inclusive and Sustainable Development
    Inclusive and Sustainable Development

    Inclusive and Sustainable Development

    Oxfam International | 4 Mar, 2008

    Demand that G20 leaders take action for inclusive and sustainable development.

    More than half of the 1.3 billion people who live on less than $1.25/day are in G20 countries.

    Learn more atoxf.am/JxN

  • Sustainable future
    Sustainable future

    Sustainable future

    Oxfam International | 12 Jul, 2009

    A boy holds up a tomato plant which is about to plant on his famiy's camellone.

    Tonight, 1 in 7 people will go to bed hungry. G20 must act now to fix the broken food system.

    Learn more atoxf.am/JxN

  • The media swarm Oxfam's G20 stunt in Mexico City
    The media swarm Oxfam's G20 stunt in Mexico City

    The media swarm Oxfam's G20 stunt in Mexico City

    Oxfam International | 14 Jun, 2012

    At the Revolution Monument in Mexico City, journalists and photographers gathered to witness Oxfam's stunt, calling on G20 leaders to take action on food security.

    For more information, visitwww.oxfam.org

    Photo Credit: Ivan Muñoz / Oxfam

  • 2012 G20 Stunt in Mexico City
    2012 G20 Stunt in Mexico City

    2012 G20 Stunt in Mexico City

    Oxfam International | 14 Jun, 2012

    Four days before the 2012 G20 Summit, Oxfam activists gather in front of the Revolution Monument in Mexico City to keep the pressure on G20 leaders. Oxfam is calling on the G20 to:

    1. Address Food price volatility by taking action on speculation, biofuels and land, and increase food security through Emergency Food reserves.
    2. Commit to reducing inequality through transformational essential services (health and education) financed through fairer tax systems, and by systematically measuring inequality.
    3. Agree to mandatory country by country reporting on tax, and recommit to tackling tax havens.
    4. Promote new sustainable sources of development finance, including a fair deal on carbon pricing of maritime transport. Call on Europe to implement an FTT/set of financial transaction taxes for climate financing and development.

    Learn more atwww.oxfam.org

    Photo credit: Victoria Marzilli / Oxfam

  • G20 holds the key to a sustainable future
    G20 holds the key to a sustainable future

    G20 holds the key to a sustainable future

    Oxfam International | 14 Jun, 2012

    Four days before the 2012 G20 Summit, Oxfam activists gather in front of the Revolution Monument in Mexico City to keep the pressure on G20 leaders. Oxfam is calling on the G20 to:

    1. Address Food price volatility by taking action on speculation, biofuels and land, and increase food security through Emergency Food reserves.
    2. Commit to reducing inequality through transformational essential services (health and education) financed through fairer tax systems, and by systematically measuring inequality.
    3. Agree to mandatory country by country reporting on tax, and recommit to tackling tax havens.
    4. Promote new sustainable sources of development finance, including a fair deal on carbon pricing of maritime transport. Call on Europe to implement an FTT/set of financial transaction taxes for climate financing and development.

    Learn more atwww.oxfam.org

    Photo credit: Victoria Marzilli / Oxfam

  • 2012 G20 Stunt in Mexico City
    2012 G20 Stunt in Mexico City

    2012 G20 Stunt in Mexico City

    Oxfam International | 14 Jun, 2012

    Four days before the 2012 G20 Summit, Oxfam activists gather in front of the Revolution Monument in Mexico City to keep the pressure on G20 leaders. Oxfam is calling on the G20 to:

    1. Address Food price volatility by taking action on speculation, biofuels and land, and increase food security through Emergency Food reserves.
    2. Commit to reducing inequality through transformational essential services (health and education) financed through fairer tax systems, and by systematically measuring inequality.
    3. Agree to mandatory country by country reporting on tax, and recommit to tackling tax havens.
    4. Promote new sustainable sources of development finance, including a fair deal on carbon pricing of maritime transport. Call on Europe to implement an FTT/set of financial transaction taxes for climate financing and development.

    Learn more atwww.oxfam.org

    Photo credit: Victoria Marzilli / Oxfam

  • Oxfam activist as Merkel poses with Robin Hood
    Oxfam activist as Merkel poses with Robin Hood

    Oxfam activist as Merkel poses with Robin Hood

    Oxfam International | 3 Nov, 2011

    Financial Transactions Tax stunt in Nice two days before the G20 Summit. More info on Oxfam at the 2011 G20 Summit here:www.oxfam.org/g20-cannes-2011

    Photo by: Delphine Bedel

  • Oxfam activist as Pres. Obama poses with Robin Hood
    Oxfam activist as Pres. Obama poses with Robin Hood

    Oxfam activist as Pres. Obama poses with Robin Hood

    Oxfam International | 3 Nov, 2011

    Financial Transactions Tax stunt in Nice two days before the G20 Summit. More info on Oxfam at the 2011 G20 Summit here:www.oxfam.org/g20-cannes-2011

    Photo by: Delphine Bedel/ Oxfam

  • Oxfam's Max Lawson reporting live from Nice
    Oxfam's Max Lawson reporting live from Nice

    Oxfam's Max Lawson reporting live from Nice

    Oxfam International | 3 Nov, 2011

    Financial Transactions Tax stunt in Nice two days before the G20 Summit. More info on Oxfam at the 2011 G20 Summit here:www.oxfam.org/g20-cannes-2011

    Photo by: Delphine Bedel

  • Oxfam activists as G20 leaders pose with Robin Hood
    Oxfam activists as G20 leaders pose with Robin Hood

    Oxfam activists as G20 leaders pose with Robin Hood

    Oxfam International | 3 Nov, 2011

    Financial Transactions Tax stunt in Nice two days before the G20 Summit. More info on Oxfam at the 2011 G20 Summit here:www.oxfam.org/g20-cannes-2011

    Photo by: Delphine Bedel

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