Tagged: Climate Change
Monday’s UN World Food Summit in Rome (16-18th) could be a waste of time and money unless world leaders intervene now to salvage it. International agencies ActionAid and Oxfam say governments are at risk of throwing away a great chance to stop more than one billion people going hungry.
Oxfam today warned that EU countries must cut themselves loose from the US or risk losing a groundbreaking climate deal that has been two years in the making. A fair and safe deal can be struck in Copenhagen this year, but world leaders cannot wait for the US to play catch-up.
Two years ago, rich nations promised to deliver a legally binding climate deal in Copenhagen. Now rich countries have admitted to back peddling in order to accommodate the US.
Bolivia will be battered on five fronts by climate change, according to a new report published by Oxfam International today. The report underlines what is at stake at UN climate talks in Barcelona and an EU-US Summit in Washington today.
The camellones (or ‘camel humps’) system was last used 3,000 years ago. But communities in this jungle region of Bolivia are now reviving the system – with impressive results.
Slideshow of the Oxfam Big Heads in Barcelona. So far, big headed leaders have failed to commit their fair share of the new money that is needed to help poor countries adapt to a changing climate.