Oxfam is preparing to respond to Super Typhoon Haima as it heads for the northern Philippines, should assistance be requested. Known locally as Lawin, Super Typhoon Haima is predicted to make landfall in northern Luzon overnight and is packing devastating winds of up to 270 km/h. Oxfam Australia’s Associate Director of International Programs Anthea Spinks […]
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Despite a promising announcement today of an increase in funding to help Pacific Island countries facing the devastating impacts of climate change, Oxfam has warned Australia still has a long way to go to meet its responsibilities. Oxfam climate change adviser Dr Simon Bradshaw said the Prime Minister’s announcement of a $300 million, four-year package […]
Coal and fossil fuel developments could be banned in the Pacific under a proposed treaty presented to regional island leaders at a summit in Honiara this week.
Much-needed policies on achieving greater equality must not be put at risk as the Coalition grapples with its slim hold on power and narrow mandate, international aid agency Oxfam Australia said today.
The Australian Government should recognise the unstoppable momentum in the global response to climate change, grasp the enormous opportunities for action, and accept its responsibilities to the world’s most vulnerable communities, Oxfam said today.
As the final sprint towards a climate deal in Paris gains momentum, the chasm between Australia’ rhetoric and the reality of the government’s actions is dangerously wide, Oxfam said today.
As Foreign Minister Julie Bishop arrives in Paris during the critical final week of climate change talks, time is running out to reach a deal on new funding provisions and to secure an agreement strong enough to protect vulnerable communities around the world, Oxfam said today
In a new report, Extreme Carbon Inequality, Oxfam found the world’s richest 10 per cent produce half of all emissions, while the poorest, already vulnerable and facing the brunt of catastrophic storms, droughts, and other severe weather events linked to climate change, contribute the least
The poorest half of the world’s population – 3.5 billion people – are responsible for just 10 per cent of global emissions but are the most threatened by climate change, Oxfam said today.
Australia can broker a deal that will protect vulnerable countries, not hurt them, as world leaders gather in Paris for the UN climate change conference.
Oxfam welcomes Labor’s commitment to take a steeper cut in emissions to the 2016 election.
The cut – 45% below 2005 levels by 2030 – is significantly higher than the Government’s current 2030 target.