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G8 Leaders Conclude with Pledge to Ease Global Food Crisis

G8 Leaders Conclude with Pledge to Ease Global Food Crisis

TOYAKO, Japan, July 9, 2008 (ENS) – The leaders of the world’s eight wealthiest countries, the G8, packed their bags and headed home tonight after three days of discussions that dealt with ways to solve the global food crisis and global warming, among other issues. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (Photo courtesy UN) UN Secretary-General Ban…

G8 Endorses Halving Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2050

G8 Endorses Halving Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2050

TOYAKO, Japan, July 8, 2008 (ENS) – The leaders of the world’s eight wealthiest countries, the G8, today announced that they support the goal of cutting global emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases by half within 42 years. We “seek to adopt, as a global goal, the goal of achieving at least 50 percent reduction of…

World Bank Chief Calls for G8 Help to Feed World's Hungry

World Bank Chief Calls for G8 Help to Feed World's Hungry

WASHINGTON, DC, July 3, 2008 (ENS) – When the Group of Eight, G8, leaders of the world’s wealthiest countries open their annual meeting Monday in Japan, the twin issues of food and fuel costs will be front and center on the agenda. On Wednesday, World Bank Group President Robert Zoellick called on the G8 leaders…