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2011-05-30 00:00:29

World leaders fall behind on existing promises on development, health and hunger. Summit fails to address global food price crisis, even as millions pushed into poverty (PRWEB) May 28, 2011 As Group of Eight leaders close their annual summit today, Christian humanitarian agency World Vision is concerned about the consequences of their failure to fulfill or bolster the impact of existing aid commitments, even as rising global food prices push millions of households further toward hunger and...

2009-07-07 17:04:00

L'AQUILA, Italy, July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Will G8 leaders this week pull off a getaway in which they take the money pledged to developing nations in Africa, and run with it? In a cruel mimicry of "The Italian Job" movie, it appears a heist is already being planned as Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi, the group's chairman, arranges a getaway under the cover of a new approach toward aid, Christian humanitarian agency World Vision warns. So far, the Group of Eight countries have...

2008-07-14 12:01:00

By Will Tucker OVER the past two months Oxfam campaigners in Coventry have collected hundreds of people's wishes to end poverty. These wishes were for G8 leaders meeting in Japan, asking them to take urgent action now on global poverty. They called for more and better aid, stronger support for health systems and a strong climate deal to reduce carbon emissions and increase support for people suffering the effects of climate change. The G8 leaders finally decided to restate the promise...

2008-07-11 09:01:07

The 2008 G8 meet at Hokkaido, Japan, has concluded that the G8 countries remain committed to meet the 2015 health-related MDGs. While it has said that there has been good progress in some areas, significant challenges remain to be overcome - a view shared by many NGOs closely monitoring the summit, according to Scrip World Pharmaceutical News. The group of eight countries has contributed to progress in the war against HIV/AIDS and other major diseases like Polio, which it said, are closer...

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2008-07-10 13:35:00

Unable to reach an agreement on setting specific targets, the world's biggest polluters on Wednesday acknowledged the need for "deep cuts" in greenhouse gas emissions. Discussions among leaders at this year's G8 summit in Japan have been dominated by talk of global climate change. On Wednesday, leaders of 16 countries released their statement, which came one day after the G8 rich nations endorsed the 50 by fifty plan which would cut global emissions in half by 2050. A specific target was...

2008-07-10 00:00:24

TOYAKO, Japan. July 9 (Interfax) - Increasing the energy efficiency of the Russian economy will promote the resolution of the global task of combating climate change, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said. "We have vast energy resources, primarily fossil fuels. But at the same time we should work on the energy efficiency of our economy, which will finally contribute to the resolution of the global task linked to the climate change and reducing emissions of greenhouse gases," Medvedev told a...

2008-07-10 00:00:24

TOYAKO, Japan. July 9 (Interfax) - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has called for expanding the use of nuclear power in the global energy supply structure. "Multifaceted and significant use of nuclear energy could quite considerably complement the already existing energy sources. Both Russia and a number of other states, including G8 members, have such opportunities," Medvedev said at a press conference summing up outcomes of the last G8 summit in Japan. In terms of environmental...


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