SUMMARY OF THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO) CONFERENCE ON HEALTH AND CLIMATE

Jay Owen Earth Systems Science

The World Health Organization (WHO) Conference on Health and Climate took place at WHO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland from 27-29 August 2014. It was attended by 360 participants, including health and environment ministers of WHO member states, senior civil servants, technical experts, UN agencies, NGOs, chief executives from health authorities …

‘Robin Hood’ Tax on Bankers Could Raise as Much as UK Aid Budget

Ethical Markets Reforming Global Finance

New research published today by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) finds that a worldwide financial transaction tax (FTT) on foreign exchange transactions could raise US$26 billion (£17.6 billion). In the UK alone it could raise US$11 billion (£7.7 billion), roughly the same as the entire UK aid budget. But …