Tagged: Climate change
The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were set out in 2000 and agreed to by the 192 member states of the United Nations. By signing up to these targets, governments of the world have committed to working to lift around 500 million people out of poverty by the year 2015.
As the G8 Summit comes to a close, international agency Oxfam criticized the leaders for their failure to deliver on their promises and for trying to divert attention by cobbling together a small initiative for maternal and child health.
With only one (official) day left of the climate talks in Copenhagen, Oxfam's Big Heads send a poignant message to world leaders reminding them that history will judge them.
Oxfam International is heartened by Secretary Clinton’s commitment to significant financial resources of $100 billion dollars a year by 2020 to help developing countries weather the negative impacts of climate change.
This is the first ever international climate hearing and it took place inside the conference centre at the UN climate talks in Copenhagen. Former Irish President and UN High Commissioner summerises the hearing and gives the official verdict.