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EU energy ministers met today to adopt amendments to the Renewable Energy Directive and the Fuel Quality Directive made in June.
Finance Ministers from the 11 EU countries that agreed to implement a financial transactions tax again failed to strike a deal on the critical substance on the scope of the tax.
Oxfam finds that the new texts reflect unchangd country positions with many key issues still unresolved.
Norway's announcement of $230 million USD welcomed, but still a long way to go to reach the Fund's unofficial goal of $10 billion.
On 4 December 2014, Winnie Byanyima was announced as co-chair of the World E
At the conclusion of the December 4 London conference on Afghanistan, co-hosted by the UK and Afghanistan governments, Oxfam calls for sustained support for Afghanistan development and security.
On the newly published UN Synthesis Report on the post-2015 framework, which sets the global development agenda for the next 15 years: Oxfam is disappointed that the UN has not made far stronger proposals to address extreme economic inequality and climate change in its new report.
The UNFCCC report on climate finance says that between $340 and $650 billion in finance for climate action is flowing globally with $40-175 billion going to developing countries each year. This report on climate finance makes one thing abundantly clear: only a small proportion of climate finance is flowing from developed countries to developing countries.
In response to the news released this morning from the World Meteor
In response to WFP food cuts for Syrian refugees, Andy Baker who heads up Oxfam's response to the Syria crisis said: "Millions of Syrians have left their country to flee war, death and destruction. It is unthinkable to leave them hungry. Rich countries must step up and support the World Food Program."