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Oxfam reacts to UNFCCC climate finance estimates

The UNFCCC report on climate finance says that between $340 and $650 billion in finance for climate action is flowing globally with $40-175 billion going to developing countries each year. This report on climate finance makes one thing abundantly clear: only a small proportion of climate finance is flowing from developed countries to developing countries.

A Peruvian child standing up in front of a lake, Huayhuawasi community, Peru. Percy Ramírez/Oxfam

Another year of increasingly extreme and destructive weather and new political momentum were not yet enough to boost the ambition of UN climate talks in Peru. 

Ipiashe siphons water for irrigation, Gutu Province, Zimbabwe, September 2011. Photo: Annie Bungeroth/Oxfam

Hungry for Commitment

Food security in southern Africa relies upon small-scale agriculture, a sector in which women take the lead. However, smallholder farmers are among the most vulnerable people to food insecurity, often lacking the resources and access needed to produce or procure adequate food.

World Bank vision for a New Climate Normal - Oxfam Reaction

The World Bank’s 'Turn Down the Heat: Confronting the New Climate Normal' report delivers a troubling new assessment of the impact climate change is having on food security, water resources and ecosystems. It warns that without action heat waves and other weather extremes that occur once every hundred years, if ever, would become the new climate normal putting millions of people at risk.

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