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Oxfam praised today’s announcement that President Obama will attend the United Nations conference on climate change in Copenhagen next month.

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Local farmers try to plant through the ongoing drought. Credit: James Akena/Oxfam

Environment Ministers from 45 countries will be gathering on 16 and 17 November to map out what the climate deal will look like. The meeting is an opportunity for rich countries to get the Climate Summit off on the right track and show poor countries that there is still a deal worth fighting for.

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As the second to last negotiations before Copenhagen draw to a close in Bangkok, three big sticking points remain. These issues show a lack of willingness of the EU and other industrialised countries to find common ground with developing countries.

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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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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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At more than 2600 events in 135 countries across the globe, we joined together to issue a deafening wake-up call for world leaders to act on climate change in Copenhagen.

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Constance Okollet. Credit: Jens Astrup/Oxfam International

Climate Hearings and Tribunals give people who are suffering the impact of climate change the chance to make their voices heard locally, nationally and globally.

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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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