Tagged: adaptation finance

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Miniature migrant climate camp set up in Brussels (and in other EU capitals) as Oxfam reminds EU heads of state what is at stake if they fail to provide new money for poor communities to protect themselves from climate change. Credit: Oxfam

Oxfam called on the US to join Europe in laying its climate finance cards on the table as international climate talks opened in Barcelona today.

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Climat Tribunal. Credit: Oxfam

Major greenhouse gas emitters must help poor countries cope with climate change while recognizing the human rights and gender aspects of climate change, a panel of judges ruled at the Asian People’s Climate Court in Bangkok on Tuesday.

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Fishermen at dawn, Char Atra, Bangladesh. This island is experiencing deeper and longer lasting floods due to climate change. Credit: Dan Chung/Oxfam GB.

In a letter addressed to G8 finance ministers meeting in Lecce, Italy on 12 and 13 June, we're calling for an immediate injection of $2bn from rich countries to help the world's poorest countries get national climate adaptation strategies off the ground.

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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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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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The Carterets are six small islands that surround an atoll about 25 high tide and made of sand. Toby Parkinson/Oxfam

Todd Stern, US Climate Change Envoy for the United States said President Obama's administration was 'seized with the urgency of the task before us' at the opening session of international climate change talks in Bonn today.

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Family members carry a rooftop of their house to a dryer place as water entered most of the houses and left thousands homeless in Bogra, Bangladesh. EPA/Abir Abdullah

New science which predicts a rise in sea levels of one meter or more by the end of the century would spell disaster for the some of the world's poorest people.

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Ametta Pierre, 51, her house destroyed by Hurricane Dean. Oxfam's partners have worked with the local community to introduce hurricane early warning systems, so people have time to move to higher and safer ground. Credit: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

Europe is putting a global climate deal at risk and threatening the lives of millions of the world’s poorest, said development agency Oxfam International, as Environment Ministers met today to hammer out Europe’s position for a post-2012 global deal.

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Europe is trying to shirk its responsibility and pass the burden of dealing with the impacts of climate change onto the world’s poorest countries, Europe’s leading environmental and development groups warned today.

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