Pacific Island leaders have refused to negotiate on their survival, despite pressure by Australia and New Zealand at the Pacific Islands Forum to weaken the Pacific position on climate change.
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The Australian Government’s announcement of its weak contribution to the Paris climate change agreement is a major blow for the poorer countries in our region already having to cope with the effects of climate change.
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.
Australians tucking into their Cornflakes each morning will now be making a difference daily by consuming a breakfast that has become part of the solution to tackle climate change.
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 […]