Protecting the world’s environment is the top of the Vatican’s agenda as today the Holy City released Pope Francis’ Encyclical that for the first time focuses on climate change. In the correspondence, His Holiness stressed the need for us to improve our ways in order to prevent catastrophic climate change and stem growing inequality. As […]
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‘Prime Minister Tony Abbott’ faced the crossroads of climate action on the front lawn outside Parliament House on Tuesday 16 June at 9.30am. Ahead of an expected Cabinet meeting this week (wb 15 June) to discuss Australia’s post-2020 emissions reductions targets, Oxfam is highlighting the urgent need for action on climate change, as the countdown […]
The Australian Government has embarrassed itself as it continued to duck legitimate questions about its climate policies and targets during a critical UN climate meeting underway in Bonn. Oxfam Australia’s climate change policy advisor Dr Simon Bradshaw said the Australian Government was criticised earlier in the week for providing vague, incomplete and at times misleading […]
The Australian Government, which is facing a grilling at this week’s UN climate meeting in Bonn, has submitted answers to questions about its climate policies lodged earlier in the year by countries including China and the US. Oxfam Australia’s climate change policy advisor Dr Simon Bradshaw said the government’s responses so far raised more questions […]
Australia will face tough questions over its climate targets and polices this week in Bonn at an important lead-up meeting to the UN climate change negotiations in Paris later this year. Oxfam Australia’s climate change policy advisor Dr Simon Bradshaw said Australia would be among around 20 developed countries reviewed in Bonn under a new […]
The amount of people going hungry has dropped by 167 million in the last decade, according to new figures from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The total number of hungry people in the world is now 795 million – which is still 1 in 9 people. Oxfam’s food and climate policy advisor Kelly Dent […]
Oxfam will urge the Abbott Government’s special emissions taskforce to agree an emissions target that will help reduce the impact of climate change on the world’s poorest people, who are already bearing the brunt of greater droughts, floods, hunger and disease. The Prime Minister’s taskforce will begin asking for advice this week on how far […]
The European Union’s adoption of climate change targets for the new global climate agreement, to be finalized at the Paris conference in December, heaps more pressure on the Abbott Government to announce Australia’s own longer-term commitment to climate action, which must include support to developing countries to adapt to climate impact, Oxfam Australia said today.
NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s declaration overnight that 2014 was the hottest year globally on record illustrates a deeply concerning trend for developing countries already feeling the heat of climate change.
Oxfam today welcomed the Australian Government’s announcement it will contribute $200 million over 4 years to the Green Climate Fund, but said Australia still had a long way to go to make a fair contribution to global efforts to tackle climate change.