Tagged: Climate Change

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Mr.Antonio A. Oposa, Jr. Prosecution Counsel, a leading environmental lawyer from The Philippines gives an opening statement of prosecution. Credit: Mongkhonsavat Luengvorapant/Oxfam Internationa

Climate negotiations stuck: US becoming key obstacle on the road to Copenhagen. Rich countries have not put serious money on the table to help poor countries adapt to the escalating impacts of climate change.

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Climat Tribunal. Credit: Oxfam

Major greenhouse gas emitters must help poor countries cope with climate change while recognizing the human rights and gender aspects of climate change, a panel of judges ruled at the Asian People’s Climate Court in Bangkok on Tuesday.

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Safia Fungie Hasenna stands on her parched land in Ethiopia. A combination of environmental degradation, prolonged drought and bursts of heavy rain has decimated Safia's herd of cattle and her crops. Credit: Zeresenay Berhane Mehar/Oxfam International.

Emeritus Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Mary Robinson, Honorary President of Oxfam International and former UN commissioner for human rights, will hear testimony from people living on the climate front line at a special tribunal in Cape Town.

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People leave the partially submerged Thien Trung Hotel on a flooded street caused by Typhoon Ketsana, in Vietnam's central city of Hoi An September 30, 2009. Credit: Reuters/Kham/Courtesy of Alertnet.org

Oxfam will send an 11-strong team of aid experts to the storm-hit province of Kon Tum in central Vietnam, hit by typhoon Ketsana last night. They will carry out an assessment of needs and start initial response work immediately.

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Constance Okollet. Credit: Jens Astrup/Oxfam International

Climate Hearings and Tribunals give people who are suffering the impact of climate change the chance to make their voices heard locally, nationally and globally.

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A woman sits with a child near a house damaged from a landslide brought on by the continuous rains of Typhoon Ketsana, locally known as Ondoy, in Arayat town, Pampanga province, north of Manila, September 28, 2009. Credit: REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco/ Alertnet

Manila, Philippines — International aid agency Oxfam today urged the Philippine government to look at environmental sanitation and safe water as the two key needs of women, men and children affected by Typhoon Ketsana.

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Model and photographer Helena Christensen returned to Peru to document the dramatic effects that climate change is having on people today. September 2009. Credit: Jason Mcdonald/Oxfam

At the UN in New York this week, Oxfam launched an exhibition of Helena Christensen's photographs from her recent trip to Peru to document the dramatic effects that climate change is having on people.

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Malawian artist Innocent Willinga painted this canvas, entitled 'Green Future', to illustrate climate change impacts on rural communities. It was the centerpiece of a powerful display of paintings at the UN climate change conference at Poznan in Poland.

The G20 should take urgent action to protect poor countries from economic crisis that is forcing 100 people-a-minute into poverty, Oxfam said today. Developing countries across the globe are struggling to respond to the global recession.

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International aid organization Oxfam welcomed encouraging remarks made by heads of state at the UN Summit on Climate Change, but cautioned that it remains to be seen if they will be translated into a fair, ambitious and binding global treaty in Copenhagen this December.

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Thousands of people gathered in New York's Central Park on Sunday to kick off Climate Week, in the Countdown to Copenhagen.

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