The G20 leaders’ summit has made welcome progress in tackling the refugee crisis while also taking tentative steps towards addressing the gap between rich and poor. However, the G20 has done little to build momentum toward an ambitious climate deal.
Asia is home to some of the world’s fastest growing economies. Yet millions of people remain poor, while a handful gets richer and richer.
Last weekend, hundreds of thousands of people marched in cities all over the world. Did you join them? Now, put your #eyesonparis
Oxfam commended the World Bank for connecting the need to tackle climate change with the urgent fight to end poverty. In a new report, the Bank warned that more than 100 million additional people could be pushed into poverty by crop failures, floods, hunger, and other shocks caused by climate change.
Oxfam Global Ambassadors Angélique Kidjo, Baaba Maal and Miguel Bosé, alongside many other celebrities, have shared an eyes-only selfie on social media to tell world leaders they have their #eyesonParis for action on climate change.
Oxfam's response to the UNFCCC’s verdict on what effect national pledges to reduce emissions will have in avoiding dangerous warming.
Negotiators have given themselves the tools to build a stronger deal in Paris, but governments must now put them to good use. Oxfam will continue to press for a climate deal for the world’s poorest people. Exclusion of civil society from the process that has characterized the meeting in Bonn must not be a precedent for Paris.
This report is an independent review assessing the commitments that have been proposed ahead of COP21, this December in Paris. It shows that there is still a big gap between these proposals and what it will take to avoid catastrophic climate change and presents recommendations on how this could be changed.
The 150 countries that have now publicly committed to carbon reduction pledges show that December’s UN climate summit in Paris could, at last, be built on international cooperation rather than competition.
Yesterday's vote on the European Parliament’s position vis-à-vis the COP21 was welcomed by Oxfam for highlighting the importance of climate finance for developing countries.