Joint letter to David Cameron on tax avoidance and British Overseas Territories

A public letter to Prime Minister David Cameron calling on him to honour his commitment to tackle the abuse of anonymous companies ahead of his meeting with the leaders of Overseas Territories. ...

Delays in cutting emissions set to cost developing countries hundreds of billions of dollars more

Developing countries' economies face bring crushed by climate change adaptation costs of almost $800 billion more or twice that in economic losses every year by 2050 if pledges to cut emissions...

Overstretched and underfunded refugee camps in Tanzania put over 110,000 Burundian refugees at risk

Health and shelter for Burundian refugees in Tanzania are poised to get worse in already overstretched camps, the aid agencies Oxfam, HelpAge International, Plan International, Save the Children,...

Response to PM comments Bulgaria refugee controls

In response to David Cameron's comments on Bulgaria's border crossing Maya Mailer Oxfam's Head of Humanitarian Policy said: "Refugees who have crossed the Bulgaria border...

Ministers meeting in Paris have 24 hours to assemble finance package and avoid 3ºC deal

Time is running out for ministers meeting in Paris to boost adaptation funding levels by 2020 and agree to set new improved finance targets for both adaptation and emissions reductions from when...

Huge majority of public back new laws to clamp down on tax havens

Nearly eight out of ten people in the UK say the law needs to change to clamp down on the use of tax havens  Only one in eleven of UK adults think the law is doing a good job...

Reaction to Government Coal Phase Out

In response to the announcement that the government will phase out the use of coal by 2025, Mark Goldring, Oxfam GB Chief Executive said: ...

World’s richest 10% produce half of carbon emissions while poorest 3.5 billion account for just a tenth

The poorest half of the world's population - 3.5 billion people - is responsible for just 10 percent of carbon emissions, despite being the most threatened by the catastrophic storms, droughts,...

Oxfam welcomes Osborne tax credit move

Responding to the Chancellor's decision to abandon proposed changes to tax credits, Rachael Orr, Oxfam Head of UK Poverty, said: ...

UK needs to lead in Paris to achieve ambitious climate change agreement

David Cameron needs to be prepared to expend political capital at the climate talks in Paris to secure a deal that will save the world's poorest people from climate change chaos. ...

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