Tagged: climate change

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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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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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Oxfam-funded rescue boats are kept in areas most at risk of flooding, and at flood shelters. Besides rescuing people, the boats collect houses, belongings and livestock, taking them to areas of safety. Credit: Jane Beesley/Oxfam

Following the disastrous 2004 floods, which affected 600,000 people, Oxfam has helped people prepare for the yearly floods in Bangladesh, which are exacerbated by climate change.

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Villagers working to repair the embankment in village of Tareisahi in district of Bhadrak

The Indian organization Gorakhpur Environmental Action Group (GEAG) has documented practices around agricultural adaptation in flood prone areas.

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Sok Nain (63), shares a shop space with his sister in law Mach Bo Pha (and her son Sok Keo). Rice sellers in Phnom Penh say their profits have fallen by 30 percent as rice prices in Cambodia have soared in the last year. Credit: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

Leaders meeting at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week should seriously consider how the economic crisis can be a catalyst for new models of growth and a new way of doing business.

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A farmer in the village of Palavakkam, in Tamil Nadu, at a meeting with researchers from the Advanced Center for Enabling Disaster Risk Reduction, an Oxfam partner. Credit: Atul Loke/Panos for Oxfam

The progress of a village in India that participated in a study on rainfall illustrates the value of research in helping farming communities adapt to climate change – and the importance of linking such projects to programs that address poverty.

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Oxfam's Canvas for Change exhibition at the UN Climate Change Conference demonstrates how climate change is directly impacting on people's lives. These powerful images have been painted by children and famous artists from around the world.

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Oxfam Senior Policy Adviser, Antonio Hill, explains why Oxfam is in Poznan (Poland), and what the likely outcomes are from the negotiations on Climate Change currently being held by the United Nations.

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Emelina Dominguez, 42, takes care of her seedlings in the green house at COMUCAPs collective vegetable garden, Mescalito, Marcala, La Paz, Honduras. January, 2007. Credit: Gilvan Barreto/Oxfam

Oxfam welcomes the EU’s €1bn for the world’s poorest farmers, finally agreed to after long negotiations. Almost two thirds of the money represents new money for developing countries and this could provide a vital boost to help those hit hardest by the food crisis.

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