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World Refugee Day 2018

The World Refugee Day 2018 has arrived, with a record high number of displaced persons, most of them staying in developing countries, and with little solidarity shown from OECD countries in offering reception and resettlement of refugees. There is a sign of hope in the form of a UNHCR-led global ini...

Climate finance - a game of numbers?

With only two days left of the  interim session of UN climate talks in Bonn, it appears one of the most difficult topics on the table for this year’s negotiations is about climate finance accounting. Our new report “An analysis of the climate finance reporting of the European Union”, highlights a nu...

One Planet Summit – Can finance do its bit?

A month after the last Bonn climate conference, COP23, the One Planet Summit took place in Paris at the initiative of the French president, co-chaired with the World Bank and the UNFCCC. Fifty-six heads of state and government gathered for a day with representatives of banks, companies and financial...

EU needs to reconsider the approach to Climate finance

Imagine that your bicycle is crashed by a car, and that the driver offers to pay for the repair by giving you a loan. Would that be fair? Would that be acceptable? Science tells us that climate change is fuelled by greenhouse gas emissions. These emissions come from our houses, factories, agricul...

ACT Alliance statement on US pulling out of the Global Compact on Migration Process

ACT Alliance has issued a statement on this weekend's announcement that the US is pulling out of the Global Compact on Migration process. ACT Alliance Statement This weekend’s announcement that the US will take no further part in the process for agreeing on a UN Global Compact for safe, orderl...

No civil society voice authorised at the 5th EU Africa Summit

Through an extensive coordination process, representatives of civil society organisations from both Africa and Europe had prepared themselves to present their views and recommendations to Heads of States at the AU-EU Summit in Abidjan on 29 and 30 November. The European and African CS steering group...

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