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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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Por Àngela Corbalán En tiempos de vacas flacas como ahora, una tasa a las transacciones financieras supondría una inyección extra de dinero para la salud y educación públicas difícil de desperdiciar. Pero curiosamente, como ha sucedido con otras ideas brillantes en la historia de la humanidad, la tasa Robin Hood no convence a todos, así… » read more

Posted by Oxfam International EU Advocacy

European Finance Ministers are meeting in Copenhagen today and tomorrow to discuss the possibility of introducing a tax on financial transactions. Some journalists appear to be insisting that the prospects for such a tax are fading or even doomed, but this is not the case. Hopes for a financial transaction tax (FTT) are not dead.… » read more

Posted by Oxfam International EU Advocacy