Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International addresses what can be done to encourage a shift from land grabs towards responsible land governance. In this post, she shares the success of Oxfam’s latest campaign, which has prompted Coca Cola to adopt a policy of ‘zero tolerance for land grabs’. She also highlights the progress that other large buyers like Pepsi Co and Associated British Foods are yet to make.
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Here are some truly shocking numbers. December 9 will be the 1000th day of the conflict in Syria. In that time, over 100,000 people have lost their lives. More than 2 million Syrians have had to flee the country. Another 6 and a half million still within Syria have had to leave their homes. Nearly half the population are now in need of humanitarian assistance.
by Sarah Meads, Advocacy and Campaigns Manager
“Typhoon Yolanda destroyed my two pump boats. Can you give me one so I can start earning my livelihood?”
Here are six other ways you can help
As we rush to help survivors of Typhoon Haiyan, we also need to look at the bigger picture.
Each year, governments, NGOs, community organisations, media and other people from around the world meet at a UN event to spend two weeks trying to work out how to solve the huge problem of climate change. It’s always busy, often fascinating, and sometimes very frustrating – as some countries do their best to block progress for various reasons, often financial.
At the opening of the UN climate talks in Warsaw yesterday representatives of countries from around the globe packed into the conference hall to hear the lead climate negotiator for the Philippines, Yeb Sano, describe the ‘unthinkable, horrific and unprecedented devastation left in the wake of Typoon Haiyan - the strongest typhoon in modern recorded history’.
I’ve heard a lot of words in PNG recently that are more politically correct, polite, tactful and considered…
You Spoke. Coca-Cola listened.