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Oxfam’s ‘Big Heads’ have been cavorting away their time in Germany on the beach outside the G8 Summit highlighting this potentially wasted opportunity. Photo Credit: Craig Owen/Oxfam GB

Working to reduce the burn

Climate change is already affecting what we all eat, and is the biggest threat to winning the fight against hunger. Coal is the single biggest driver of climate change - responsible for one third of all CO2 emissions since the industrial revolution. With these climate impacts falling disproportionately on the most vulnerable and least food secure, the burning of coal is further exacerbating inequality.

Oxfam reacts to UNFCCC climate finance estimates

The UNFCCC report on climate finance says that between $340 and $650 billion in finance for climate action is flowing globally with $40-175 billion going to developing countries each year. This report on climate finance makes one thing abundantly clear: only a small proportion of climate finance is flowing from developed countries to developing countries.

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