Tag: climate change

Campaign lights a path for Australia to help prevent famine

Australian scientific expertise and diplomacy should be at the centre of a new push to climate and conflict-proof the global food system at the G20 summit. A discussion paper released today marks the start of the summit and highlights a path to ending devastating widespread hunger. It is being released by Help Fight Famine – a coalition […]

189 million people per year affected by extreme weather in developing countries as rich countries stall on paying climate impact costs

Lower income countries paying the highest price as emissions and fossil fuel profits rocket An average of 189 million people per year have been affected by extreme weather-related events in developing countries since 1991 – the year that a mechanism was first proposed to address the costs of climate impacts on low-income countries – according […]

True value of climate finance is a third of what developed countries report

Reporting international climate finance remains flawed, and profoundly unfair Many rich countries are using dishonest and misleading accounting to inflate their climate finance contributions to developing countries – in 2020 by as much as 225%, according to investigations by Oxfam. Oxfam estimates between just $21-24.5 billion as the “true value” of climate finance provided in […]

Doubts over accuracy and scale of World Bank climate finance may undermine trust ahead of crucial summit talks

Details of the World Bank’s climate finance flows to developing countries are being poorly disclosed and may be hiding discrepancies and allowing for dubious claims, according to a new report by Oxfam, In a new report “Unaccountable Accounting”, Oxfam audited the World Bank’s reported $17.2 billion climate finance FY2020 portfolio to discover it could be […]

Australia funding just one-tenth of its global fair share on climate: report

Australia’s investment in climate solutions for the region is falling short at a time when the new Government is seeking to rebuild its reputation with our Pacific neighbours, according to a new report. In Falling Short: Australia’s role in funding fairer climate action in a warming world, an alliance led by Oxfam Australia and ActionAid […]

Oxfam reaction to the IPCC’s Working Group III report on climate change mitigation

Responding to the publication today of the IPCC’s Working Group III report on climate change mitigation, Oxfam’s Climate Policy Lead Nafkote Dabi said: “This IPCC report pulls no punches. The bleak and brutal truth about global warming is this: barring action on a sweeping scale, humanity faces worsening hunger, disease, economic collapse, mass migration of […]

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