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  Oxfam has long been concerned that increasing production of biofuels pushes up food prices, encourages land grabs and in many cases increases rather than reduces dangerous greenhouse gas emissions. Within the GROW campaign, we are fighting to end policies promoting biofuels and threatening food security and the climate. This issue was in the spotlight… » read more

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By Natalia Alonso, Tony Long and Jorgo Riss The EU’s financial-transaction tax could unlock financing to be used to limit and cope with climate change. A year of record breaking extreme weather has served as a timely reminder of the need to invest now to prevent catastrophic climate change. Recent reports by the World Bank,… » read more

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Hurricane Sandy is the last clear cut example of climate change in action and a stark demonstration of the economic and human cost of extreme weather. Homes battered down by storms, crops ruined by floods and droughts all lead to significant economic loss. Climate change is estimated to have cost 1% of global GDP in… » read more

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