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By Hilal Elver, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food, and Olivier De Schutter, Honorary Advisor to Oxfam International and former UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food. One in nine people are currently going hungry and more frequent extreme weather events are threatening food security. But an opportunity to change… » read more

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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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