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The Copenhagen summit was a historic opportunity - shamefully missed - to build a better future for us all, especially for poor communities. This video explains how Oxfam is keeping the pressure on world leaders on emission cuts and climate adaptation finance this year.

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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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The ‘climate deal’ on the table in Copenhagen today is a triumph of spin over substance says Oxfam International. The deal – which has been announced by the US, India, China and South Africa - has not been endorsed by the EU and many other countries.

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With only one (official) day left of the climate talks in Copenhagen, Oxfam's Big Heads send a poignant message to world leaders reminding them that history will judge them.

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Thousands of demonstrators at a mass rally in Copenhagen on Saturday 12 December in support of a fair, ambitious and binding climate deal. Credit: Rully Prayoga/Oxfam International

Oxfam International warned that world leaders have just two days to prevent failure at the climate talks in Copenhagen – poor countries will not sign a weak deal.

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An international verdict on the human cost of climate change will be delivered to world leaders, on behalf of over one and a half million people from 35 countries who have raised their voices at Oxfam-supported climate hearings in 2009.

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Celebrity Oxfam campaigners will be joining tens of thousands of demonstrators at a mass rally and candlelight vigil in Copenhagen on Saturday 12 December in support of a fair, ambitious and binding climate deal.

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Aerial view of Maldives Island. Credit: Paul Sherlock/Oxfam

The small island states – the country’s most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change – outlined their proposal for a climate deal in Copenhagen today.

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Soros’ proposal shows exactly the kind of ambition and urgency we need to see from rich country governments themselves. These kinds of long-term public resources are desperately needed so that poor countries can count on regular, and large payments to help them fight climate change.

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