Tagged: Climate Change

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The fact that the IMF is proposing that adaptation efforts are funded by grants rather than loans is positive. But this will only work if developed countries ensure the money is there to resource this vital assistance to vulnerable countries.

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EU Environment Ministers met today to discuss Europe's plan of action on climate change. Oxfam is calling for a 40 percent cut in emissions by 2020.

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Oxfam International criticized today the agreement just reached by the Japanese Cabinet for watering down the country’s responsibility to contribute to global efforts to tackle climate change.

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Oxfam welcomes the new European Commission proposals for advancing climate talks. However, while the EC has highlighted emissions reduction loopholes in the Copenhagen Accord, it has ignored major loopholes on climate finance.

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Though de Boer moves on world leaders have barely started the job of tackling the climate crisis. With the lives and livelihoods of billions at stake they could learn much from de Boer's perseverance as well as his uncompromising commitment.

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Mehnatobod village - Shifo (young girl) in the cotton fields. Credit:Karen Robinson/Oxfam International.

New Oxfam report "Reaching Tipping Point" says retreating glaciers and more extreme weather could dangerously erode food security, livelihoods and even regional stability by 2050 in Tajikistan.

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A High Level Panel to explore new ways of raising $100 billion a year to help poor countries adapt climate change and reduce their emissions was launched by the prime ministers of the UK and Ethiopia and the UN Secretary General today.

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World leaders are set to fail their first test on climate change since Copenhagen and put the world on track for almost four degrees of warming, as the 31 January deadline for countries to submit emission reduction targets under the Copenhagen Accord nears.

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