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New route for Guernsey’s World Aid Walk on 6 May 2013

April 9th, 2013 by World Aid Walk

The organisers of Guernsey’s World Aid Walk have confirmed that there is a new route for the 2013 walk. The walk will take place on Bank Holiday Monday 6 May 2013. As in previous years, the walk begins at 9 am and finishes in Market Square, St Peter Port. The walk goes through St Peter […]

The Bailiwick of Guernsey’s World Aid Walk on 6 May 2013

February 22nd, 2013 by Events

The Bailiwick of Guernsey’s 2013 World Aid Walk in aid of Oxfam, Actionaid, The Tumaini Fund, Save the Children, Christian Aid and Hope for a Child begins at 9.00 am on Monday 6 May 2013 at Market Square, St Peter Port.

Oxfam warns that extreme wealth is economically inefficient, politically corrosive, socially divisive and environmental destructive

January 20th, 2013 by Oxfam

An explosion in extreme wealth is exacerbating inequality and hindering the world’s ability to tackle poverty, Oxfam warned in a briefing published ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos this week. The $240 billion (£150 billion) net income in 2012 of the richest 100 billionaires would be enough to make extreme poverty history four […]

Oxfam highlights impact of extreme weather on global food prices

September 11th, 2012 by Oxfam

According to international agency Oxfam, new research shows that the full impact of climate change on future food prices is being underestimated. Oxfam’s report, Extreme Weather, Extreme Prices, highlights for the first time how extreme weather events such as droughts and floods could drive up future food prices. Previous research only tends to consider gradual […]

Guernsey’s Bailiff will officially start World Aid Walk on 7 May 2012

May 1st, 2012 by World Aid Walk

Guernsey’s Bailiff Richard Collas will officially start the 42nd World Aid Walk on 7 May 2012 in Market Square, St Peter Port. Richard Collas will be carrying on the role undertaken for many years by the former Bailiff Sir Geoff Rowland. Chair of the World Aid Walk Bella Farrell said “Sir Geoff Rowland was always […]

Sign-up for World Aid Walk on 7 May 2012 to raise funds for charity

March 16th, 2012 by World Aid Walk

World Aid Walk organisers hope record numbers of walkers will take part in the event across the Bailiwick. The 42nd World Aid Walk will this year take place on Bank Holiday Monday 7 May 2012 and for the second year will be extending across the Bailiwick with walks taking place in Guernsey, Herm and Sark. […]

WWF welcomes UK’s Committee on Climate Change call to address greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping

November 4th, 2011 by WWF

WWF has welcomed a call by the UK’s Committee on Climate Change (CCC) for action to address greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping. The CCC recommended that international shipping emissions should be included now in the UK’s target to reduce emissions in 2050 by 80% below 1990 levels, and set out options for including shipping […]

World’s poor will suffer most from global food price rises

June 6th, 2011 by Oxfam

Oxfam warned on 31 May 2011 that average prices of staple crops will more than double in 20 years if urgent action is not taken to change the international food system, which is already failing to feed nearly one billion people a day. Research published in Oxfam’s report “Growing a Better Future” forecasts that average […]

The Bailiwick of Guernsey’s World Aid Walk takes place on 2 May 2011

April 11th, 2011 by World Aid Walk

The World Aid Walk is set to be bigger and better than ever.   The popular island event is this year extending beyond Guernsey’s shores to the entire Bailiwick. World Aid Walks will take place in Guernsey, Herm and Sark in 2011. The annual walk which is now in its 41st year in Guernsey will be […]

Games bring climate science to life

January 18th, 2011 by Laurie Goering

Laurie Goering is the Climate Editor for AlertNet, which is a free humanitarian news service run by Thomson Reuters Foundation. This article was published originally on 7 December 2010. ——- When Pablo Suarez began trying to teach humanitarian workers at the Red Cross how to incorporate climate change science into their emergency planning, he brought […]