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Credibility Crunch: Food, poverty, and climate change: an agenda for rich country leaders

Credibility Crunch: Food, poverty, and climate change: an agenda for rich country leaders
40 pages

Authors
Lawson, Max

Publication date
13 Jun 2008

ISBN
9781848142930

Publisher
Oxfam International

Type
Briefing paper

The year 2008 is halfway to the deadline for reaching the Millennium Development Goals. Despite some progress, they will not be achieved if current trends continue. Aid promises are predicted to be missed by $30bn, at a potential cost of 5 million lives. Starting with the G8 meeting in Japan, rich countries must use a series of high-profile summits in 2008 to make sure the Goals are met, and to tackle both climate change and the current food crisis. Economic woes must not be used as excuses: rich countries’ credibility is on the line.

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