Tagged: Climate Change

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Children play in a riverbed filled with refuse in Cité Soleil, Haiti’s largest shanty-town. The poverty of those living there is exacerbated by extreme unsanitary conditions and lack of access to basic services. Credit: Caroline Irby/Oxfam

Ahead of a crucial meeting in New York next week to assess the state of the world’s fight against global poverty, international agency Oxfam called on world leaders to redouble their efforts to fight the impact of rising food and fuel prices.

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Rich countries must start basing their climate change policies on existing human rights principles and stop using economic excuses to wriggle out of their responsibilities, says international agency Oxfam in a new report today.

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Farah Mahdi Ibrahim separating a goat kid from its mother after finishing the morning milking at her grandfather Egeh Hassan’s homestead in Wado Makahiil, Somaliland. Credit: David Levene/Oxfam

Pastoralists in the East Africa region are well placed to adapt to climate, with investment in appropriate policies, Oxfam said today.

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A home in Shariatpur, in Bangladesh surrounded by flood-water. When the flood was at its full height, a few days before, this land was completely submerged (1998). Credit: Shafiq Alam/Oxfam

Unless the G8 leaders agree to immediate action and medium-term targets for reducing their greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, any long-term promises will be unattainable.

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Tanzanian women in Mtamba, Tanzania. Credit: Aubrey Wade/Oxfam

Today’s biofuel policies are not solving the climate or fuel crises but are instead contributing to food insecurity and inflation, hitting poor people hardest.

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Women in Mtamba, Tanzania. Credit: Aubrey Wade/Oxfam

Today’s biofuel policies are not solving the climate or fuel crises but are instead contributing to food insecurity and inflation.

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Woman in her rice paddies, village of Thmey, Cambodia. Credit: Jack Picote/Oxfam

Lost in a swamp of questions about climate change? We've put together some questions and answers to help explain why it's an issue Oxfam is working on.

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