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How much does the Government of Canada spend on Foreign Aid and Development? (as How much does the Government of Canada spend on Foreign Aid and Development? (as % of GDP)

ODA – Overseas Development Assistance DAC – Development Assistance Committee of the OECD (Organization ODA – Overseas Development Assistance DAC – Development Assistance Committee of the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) GNI – Gross National Income

Development Assistance by Country (in absolute terms in 2012) 1. United States $30. 46 Development Assistance by Country (in absolute terms in 2012) 1. United States $30. 46 2. United Kingdom $13. 66 3. Germany $13. 11 4. France $12. 00 5. Japan $10. 49 6. Canada $ 5. 68 7. Netherlands $ 5. 52 8. Australia $ 5. 44 9. Sweden $ 5. 24 10. Norway $ 4. 75 11. Switzerland $ 3. 02 12. Denmark $2. 72 13. Italy $2. 64 14. Belgium $2. 30 15. Spain $1. 95 16. South Korea $1. 55 17. Finland $1. 32 18. Austria $1. 11 19. Ireland $0. 81 20. Portugal $0. 57 21. New Zealand $0. 46 22. Luxembourg $0. 43 23. Greece $0. 32 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development April 2013

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Climat e Chang e and Hunge Climat e Chang e and Hunge

The Facts The Facts

What does climate change look like? • Higher temperatures • More droughts • Changes What does climate change look like? • Higher temperatures • More droughts • Changes in rainfall patterns • Rising sea levels

At least 70 percent of people who regularly go to bed hungry live in At least 70 percent of people who regularly go to bed hungry live in rural areas in developing countries Most of these people are farmers

What has Canada done to help vulnerable people in developing countries? • Signed onto What has Canada done to help vulnerable people in developing countries? • Signed onto an international agreement • A generous funding contribution 2010 -2012

What does Canada still need to do? Make a new funding commitment, with more What does Canada still need to do? Make a new funding commitment, with more support for adaptation

Influencing Policies Influencing Policies

Why? • Called as Christians • Privileged as Canadians Why? • Called as Christians • Privileged as Canadians

Two Big Success Stories 1. Aid for Agricultur e 2. Untying Food Aid Two Big Success Stories 1. Aid for Agricultur e 2. Untying Food Aid

Aid for Agriculture Aid for Agriculture

Untying Food Aid Untying Food Aid

The Big Difference Delivery Time: From Canada 11 -19 weeks Local Purchase 4 -6 The Big Difference Delivery Time: From Canada 11 -19 weeks Local Purchase 4 -6 weeks Cost: at least $63 per ton cheaper In 2008 the Canadian government untied all food aid, thus reducing delivery times and purchase and transportation costs. Last year – Foodgrains Bank saved more than $2 million through untied food aid.

Climate Change: What can YOU do? Climate Change: What can YOU do?

Write to your MP Send a personal, handwritten letter Encouraging Canada to: • Make Write to your MP Send a personal, handwritten letter Encouraging Canada to: • Make a new financial commitment to help developing countries address climate change • Allocate more of this money to

Email your MP Make the letter your own. No form letters, please! Copy the Email your MP Make the letter your own. No form letters, please! Copy the Prime Minister: stephen. [email protected] gc. ca And also the Minister of the Environment: Leona. [email protected] gc. ca

Meet with your MP Go for the biggest impact! • Talk to friends or Meet with your MP Go for the biggest impact! • Talk to friends or other community members who would be supportive – a group of two or three is great for an MP visit • Contact us for help!

PRA Y PRA Y

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