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Dust blows through a camp for IDPs in Bisle Siti zone. A devastating drought is causing the worst food crisis to hit Ethiopia in 30 years putting millions of people at risk of hunger and disease. Photo credit: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

Climate Finance Shadow Report 2016

This briefing examines reported international public climate finance flows, taking into account the funding commitments of developed countries. Oxfam’s analysis finds that the most vulnerable people and communities are being neglected by funds that should be helping them.

Saibi Mrisho (33) prepares to make charcoal by stacking wood, covering it with leaves and earth and slow burning it over 3 days. Photo credit: Aubrey Wade/Oxfam

Burning land, burning the climate

There is overwhelming evidence of the harm caused by the European Union’s current bioenergy policy to people in developing countries, to the climate and to Europe’s own sustainable development. This briefing follows the trail of destruction left by the policy on three continents.

Nalukui is a farmer in Zambia. She harvested only 10kg of maize this year due to drought. Photo: Misozi Tembo

Making maize markets work for all in Southern Africa

In most of sub-Saharan Africa, maize is a staple food crop. This paper explores some of the reasons why maize markets fail and argues that a major reason is because there is so little trust or cooperation between governments and private traders.

G20 needs to do more on inequality, climate and migration

“The G20 reiterated previous commitments to reduce inequality, boost the participation of women in work and phase out inefficient fossil fuel subsidies. The G20 said they would draw up a proper response to the refugee and migrant challenge next year, which is too late. The world needs urgent action now, not more words.”

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