The latest round of UN climate change negotiations now under way in Warsaw will be the first big test of the new government’s international credibility on climate change, Oxfam Australia said today.
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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.
This week, we’ll read and hear a lot about the science of climate change. But the story of climate change is also a story about people, and human suffering.
International aid agency Oxfam Australia is urging the new Federal Government to focus on the implications of the new IPCC report for the world’s poor communities already battling the impacts of climate change.
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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.
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.
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.