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Explaining Oxfam’s decision to join civil society movements and trade unions in walking out of the UN climate change talks today, Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International said:
ActionAid, Christian Aid, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, Oxfam and WWF issued a statement saying the Doha talks were on the brink of disaster and that rich governments had 24 hours to urgently make a deal that reflects the scale of planetary emergency facing humanity.
OXFAM REACTION: G20 finance ministers
Oxfam spokesperson Luc Lamprière said:
When the G20 meets in Seoul in November 2010, it has a big choice to make.