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Oxfam 'Let them eat coal' stunt at Durban COP17. Photo: Ainhoa Goma/Oxfam

Negotiators at the UN climate talks have narrowly avoided a collapse, agreeing to the bare minimum deal possible.

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Oxfam organized a dinner party in the sea at COP 17 in Durban to provide a stark illustration of the effects that extreme weather will have on our already creaking food system.

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In the last year extreme weather events shocked global markets contributing to soaring wheat prices and imperiling food security in many parts of the world, according to research compiled by Oxfam at the start of the Durban climate talks.

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This land will be home to a wind farm, South Africa. Photo: Thys Dullaart/Oxfam

With climate change, the UN and international development, there’s a lot to get your head around. Here is our guide to some of the more frequently asked questions.

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Safia Fungie Hasenna stands on her parched land in Ethiopia. A combination of environmental degradation, prolonged drought and bursts of heavy rain has decimated Safia's herd of cattle and her crops. Credit: Zeresenay Berhane Mehar/Oxfam International.

Emeritus Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Mary Robinson, Honorary President of Oxfam International and former UN commissioner for human rights, will hear testimony from people living on the climate front line at a special tribunal in Cape Town.

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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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