Tagged: Climate Change

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International climate talks (in Bonn, Germany 1 – 12 June) must ensure that a climate finance proposal meets the needs of the world’s most vulnerable countries, and negotiations must move forward quickly if a global deal is to be secured in time to avoid a human catastrophe.

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A Bangladeshi family travel to safety place as flood water enters new areas after the cyclone Aila hit in the south-west parts at Harinagar, Satkhira, Bangladesh 28 May 2009. Credit: EPA/Abir Abdullah

As the US and China intensify discussions on climate change, Oxfam International urges EU countries to put aside national interests and step up their leadership role.

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Women wearing the masks of G8 leaders join climate change protest in Dhaka. Credit: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam

Climate negotiations need to move much faster if a global deal is to be secured in time for the crucial December deadline agreed by all the world’s countries. Negotiators at UN talks in Bonn in Germany from 1st to 12th June will debate the draft text of a global deal for the first time

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The increasingly unpredictable climate and successive poor rains have left the animals of the Maasai pastoralists of northern Tanzania, too weak to provide milk, blood and meat. Credit: Ami Vitale/Oxfam

Oxfam attended the World Business Summit on Climate Change in Copenhagen, to get them to push governments for more ambition and specific targets to tackle climate change. The Summit reported back on May 26 with a disappointing result.

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Bolivia suffered disastrous floods two years in a row in 2007 and 2008. Over 100 people died in the two years, 350,000 people were affected in 2007, and another 40,000 were made homeless in 2008. Credit: European Pressphoto Agency

Global business leaders could make a significant contribution toward a fair and safe deal to tackle climate change when they meet at an international summit in Copenhagen beginning May 24.

Campaign article
The warming climate is melting the famous snows of Mount Kilimanjaro. Credit: Caroline Irby/Oxfam

The coffee-grower communities based on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro suffer from the erratic climate. Oxfam helps them adapt, and raises awareness of the risks climate change poses not just to them but also to the whole Western coffee supply chain.

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Oxfam helps the Maasai to cope with rising prices. Credit: Caroline Irby/Oxfam

Drought upon drought, rising food and fuel prices have hit Maasai pastoralists in Tanzania hard. An Oxfam grainbank is making all the difference in a community of Ngorongoro, Tanzania.

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Bolivia suffered disastrous floods two years in a row in 2007 and 2008. Over 100 people died in the two years, 350,000 people were affected in 2007, and another 40,000 were made homeless in 2008. Credit: European Pressphoto Agency

In Beni, a district of Bolivia prone to alternate flooding and drought, we're working with communities who are reviving ancient techniques to adapt to the changing climate.

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