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By Natalia Alonso, Oxfam’s Deputy Director of Advocacy & Campaigns As EU Commission President José Manuel Barroso addressed last week’s UN Climate Summit, it was difficult not to feel a sense of déjà vu. While claiming that the EU was ‘leading by example’ in the fight to cut carbon emissions, President Barosso merely reiterated previous… » read more

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By Olivier De Schutter, Honorary Advisor to Oxfam International Discussions on curbing greenhouse gas emissions always seem to proceed excruciatingly slowly, as climate change is forever being brushed aside as a far off concern for a distant future. They fail time and again because politicians of all stripes pay more attention to the short-term horizon… » read more

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By Lies Craeynest, Oxfam’s EU climate change expert Tomorrow, the European Commission will announce its most important stance on climate change in years. After weeks of deliberation, the EU’s executive arm will state its suggestions for both CO2 emission cuts and renewable energy targets. As many European governments, industry associations and civil society groups call… » read more

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