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by Céline Charveriat, Oxfam’s Director of Advocacy and Campaigns The devastating effects of Typhoon Haiyan, which has seen an estimated 10,000 killed and affected up to 9.7 million people, has brought climate change firmly back on the agenda. The shocking event has left many Europeans calling for quick, effective relief efforts, but, despite this, many… » read more

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In a ‘Letter to Europe’ published in the Financial Times, Oxfam and other NGOs of the Publish What You Pay coalition are calling key EU decision makers to resist pressure from the oil industry and champion transparency in oil, gas, mining and logging industries. The institutions of the European Union (EU)– the European Commission, the… » read more

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The problem Too many resource-rich poor countries, such as Myanmar and the Democratic Republic of Congo, are suffering from what some call ‘the resource curse’. Multinational companies are exploiting their resources in a non-transparent way, and there is scant legislation in place to stop them. This needs to change. The European Parliament and EU governments… » read more

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