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A new EU sustainable bioenergy policy

The European Commission has announced that it will propose a new and improved bioenergy sustainability policy for the use of biomass in heating, electricity and transport as part of its Climate and
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What the Education Financing Commission should recommend

The International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity was set up following the Oslo Education Summit on 6th July 2015. Indeed, it was a specific recommendation made in a paper by the
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Through a Different Lens: ActionAid’s Resilience Framework

Over the past few decades, it has become increasingly clear that conflicts and disasters are affecting the poorest and most vulnerable people in greatest numbers. They often face a complex array of
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Annual report 2015

This year women and men living in poverty continued to mobilise for their rights despite the volatile mix of disasters, militarism, conflict and economic displacement that left many of the world’s
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El Niño: The Silent Emergency

In April 2016, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien, alerted governments gathered in Geneva that they collectively faced “an alarming funding gap of over $2.2 billion” to
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Why LULUCF cannot ensure that bioenergy reduces emissions

The European Commission is currently reviewing the sustainability of uses and sources of bioenergy for the period after 2020. The Commission will also propose a new policy on how to include the land
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Still racing toward the bottom? Corporate tax incentives in East Africa

In 2012, ActionAid and Tax Justice Network Africa published a report containing estimates of how much revenue East African countries were losing by providing tax incentives.1 Tax incentives often
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Strengthening urban resilience in African cities: Understanding and addressing urban risk

The population of Africa’s cities is growing rapidly. But as poor people cram into towns and cities characterised by limited, weak and often under-resourced infrastructure, they are increasingly
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The Price of Privilege

Inequalities of all kinds are on the rise. This is happening despite the fact that the moral, political and economic justifications for such inequalities — whether between women and men, between Dalit
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What a way to make a living: Using industrial policies to create more and better jobs

One in every three young people in the world is either unemployed or working yet living in poverty. Between 2010 and 2013, developing country economies grew almost twice as fast as the wages workers