Russia’s absence from the G7 summit is a stark warning to Europe that political turmoil on its doorstep risks an energy price crisis, at the same time as the effects of climate change on food imports could drive up costs.
Today the shape of the new European Parliament was revealed, with the results marred by weak turnout and a ri
Today France and Germany’s leaders met in Paris to set out their
Commenting on the failure of EU Energy Ministers to reach agreement on EU biofuel policy today, Marc Olivier Herman, Oxfam’s biofuels expert said:
If Europe were to rule out its support of biofuels by 2020, the region could lower its net imports of grain and oilseeds by up to 27 million tons, remarkably reducing its dependence on foreign goods. Global food prices could also drop significantly.
European aid to poor countries is stalling two years ahead of the UN Millennium Development Goals deadline, with aid cut or stagnant in 19 member states, reveals the new Concord AidWatch report.
Today European Finance Ministers agreed their common position for the United Nations COP 19
Oxfam welcomed today’s vote by the European Parliament in favor of emergency measures to save the ailing European Emissions Trading System (ETS) and boost the EU carbon price to help curb CO2 emiss
Oxfam welcomed today’s vote by European Parliamentarians in support of a strong European Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) covering all instruments (shares, bonds and derivatives), as put forward by