Oxfam's EU Climate Change Policy Adviser, Tim Gore, explains the key issues around climate finance and the UN Climate talks, from the October 2010 UN Climate Talks in Tianjin, China, to the December Summit in Cancun.
EU environment ministers could break through the dominance of China and the US that prevented progress at the Tianjin climate talks by making key decisions on climate finance when they meet in Luxembourg today, says international agency Oxfam.
A report on how to raise the billions of dollars needed by millions of poor people already affected by climate change must help jump start the delivery of climate financing.
As climate negotiations in Tianjin, China, closed today, international development agency Oxfam said the outline of an agreement on a set of decisions at the Cancun summit in December are beginning to appear, but governments will need to work with real urgency to achieve real progress this year.
As the latest round of UNFCCC talks on climate change draw to a close today, Oxfam warns that there has been a clear lowering of expectations ahead of the next UN climate summit in Cancun which will stall the progress needed unless negotiations step up several gears.
International agency Oxfam has apologized to the Government of Saudi Arabia and to the Bureau, secretariat and members of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) for an offensive incident that occurred at a meeting in Bonn in June.
Oxfam International is heartened by Secretary Clinton’s commitment to significant financial resources of $100 billion dollars a year by 2020 to help developing countries weather the negative impacts of climate change.