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Around the world, people are fighting climate change in extraordinary ways. In Thailand, Oxfam is working with rice farming communities. Innovative water pumps and new farming techniques are just two of the ways in which people are adapting.

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Shorbanu Khatun, a mother of four from Bangladesh who lost her home when cyclone Aila hit in May 2009. Credit: Oxfam

$200bn could mean the difference between success and failure in Copenhagen, as the UN climate summit begins in the city today. The Summit marks the culmination of two years of international negotiations on a deal to prevent catastrophic climate change.

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Mr.Antonio A. Oposa, Jr. Prosecution Counsel, a leading environmental lawyer from The Philippines gives an opening statement of prosecution. Credit: Mongkhonsavat Luengvorapant/Oxfam Internationa

Climate negotiations stuck: US becoming key obstacle on the road to Copenhagen. Rich countries have not put serious money on the table to help poor countries adapt to the escalating impacts of climate change.

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International aid organization Oxfam welcomed encouraging remarks made by heads of state at the UN Summit on Climate Change, but cautioned that it remains to be seen if they will be translated into a fair, ambitious and binding global treaty in Copenhagen this December.

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The European Commission published its paper on climate financing today ahead of the Copenhagen summit in December. It's offer would seek to divert money already promised for education and health in poor countries.

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A rice farmer in Vietnam. Credit: Duong Thuy Nga/Oxfam

Leaders of the world’s major economies meeting in Washington must urgently address the action rich countries will take on global warming in order to revitalize international climate talks and tackle the serious climate impacts facing vulnerable developing countries.

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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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