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Oxfam reaction to IPCC Fifth Assessment Report

Reacting to the report just released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Oxfam Australia’s Climate Change Policy Advisor Dr Simon Bradshaw said:

“The latest climate science affirms what small-scale farmers around the world are telling us – that seasons are changing, and weather is increasingly extreme and unpredictable, making it tougher to feed their families.

A hotter world is a hungrier world warns Oxfam ahead of IPCC report

Climate change will leave families caught in a vicious spiral of falling incomes, rising food prices, and declining quality of food, leading to a devastating impact on the health of millions, an Oxfam report warns. Oxfam’s new report Growing Disruption offers an up-to-date assessment of the links between climate change and the many causes of […]

‘Climate action drought’ in Doha risks condemning the world to more hunger

Australia and other rich countries have failed to take meaningful collective action at the UN climate change negotiations in Doha to prevent and address the harmful impacts of climate change, international aid agency Oxfam Australia said. Poor countries will today leave the negotiations with little more than when they arrived, after civil society organisations stood […]

Kyoto commitment a step towards climate change deal

Oxfam Australia has welcomed the Government’s intention to join a second phase of the Kyoto Protocol.

Oxfam Australia’s climate change policy adviser Kelly Dent said the Kyoto Protocol, whose initial seven-year commitment period expired this year, provided the foundations for a rules-based, global response to climate change.

Why Kyoto still matters

Remember the Kyoto Protocol? The only international legally binding framework the world has to reduce emissions? Signing it, to much fanfare, was Labor’s first significant act after being swept to victory in 2007. It signalled Australia’s willingness to finally join international action to fight climate change.

Challenging the hunger myths

As world governments prepare to address issues of sustainable development at the Rio +20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development next month, join Oxfam for a conversation with inspiring small-scale women farmers from South Africa to find out how they are overcoming numerous challenges to feed their communities.

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