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    Game-changers in the Paris climate deal: What is needed to ensure a new agreement helps those on the front lines of climate change

    There is likely to be a climate deal in Paris. The emission pledges that more than 150 governments have put on the table this year show that global climate ambition is increasing.

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    Oxfam at a glance: Natural resources and rights

    Oil, gas, and mining projects generate billions of dollars in the developing world, yet very little of this wealth benefits poor populations.

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    Still Broken: Governments must do more to fix the international corporate tax system

    New research shows that the gap between where companies pay tax and where they really do their business is huge. In 2012, US multinationals alone shifted $500–700bn, mostly to countries where these profits are not taxed, or taxed at very low rates. G20 countries themselves are among the biggest losers. The measures recently announced by the OECD leave the fundamentals of a broken tax system intact and do not stop the race to the bottom in corporate taxation. G20 governments must do more and should strongly support further reforms.

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    Right to a Future: Empowering refugees from Syria and host governments to face a long-term crisis

    With no end to the conflict in Syria in sight, the four million people forced to flee the country have no foreseeable prospect of safe return. And as the impact of the crisis on neighboring countries grows and aid dries up, the situation for these refugees is becoming increasingly dire.

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    The Nepal Earthquake Six Months On: What needs to happen now?

    It is six months since the 7.6 magnitude Gorkha earthquake destroyed more than half a million houses and affected more than eight million people in Nepal. It left close to 9,000 people dead, and over 100,000 people were displaced. But the people of Nepal have shown remarkable resilience and have started to rebuild their homes and their lives.

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    Solidarity with Syrians

    The arrival of tens of thousands of Syrians to Europe’s borders and the shocking deaths of women, children and men on their perilous journey has been a sharp reminder to the international community of the tragedy engulfing the people of Syria. Syrians put themselves and their families at so much risk only out of sheer desperation.

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