We were at the Group of Eight Summit in Italy lobbying to get rich country heads of state to boost development aid, tackle climate change, and invest in developing country agriculture so that poor countries are less reliant on food aid.
After three days of talking, the Italian G8 Summit 2009 was more about broken promises and photo opportunities, instead of real progress on solving poverty.
We've reviewed and analyzed the G8 Communique from Day 1 of the Summit, and here's our take.
Aid money the G8 has promised but won’t deliver could save more than 3 million lives, Oxfam said today as leaders gathered for the summit in L’Aquila, Italy.
Our new report warns multiple climate impacts could reverse 50 years of work to end poverty. Shifting seasons are destroying harvests and causing widespread hunger - but this is just one of the multiple climate change impacts taking their toll on the world’s poorest people.
The G8 Summit is an important opportunity to give action on climate change a huge political boost. G8 countries created the climate crisis and they have the financial resources to tackle it.