European Governments are increasingly relying on bioenergy as a cheap way to meet targets for renewable energy. Bioenergy represented 62% of EU’s renewable energy use in 2012. But new evidence on the real climate impacts and other environmental and social impacts of bioenergy has made its use increasingly controversial.
This report describes research to create the first rock glacier inventory for Bolivia, and highlights the need to prioritize the preservation of areas where rock glaciers are located in the interests of water security for vulnerable populations.
The World Bank and the IMF must seize their early chance in what could be a watershed year to end extreme global poverty by putting the battle against inequality, climate change and tax dodging at the very top of its Spring Meetings’ agenda this week.
One month after Cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu, water remains a high priority, with small islands dependent on rainwater most in need, Oxfam said today.
In response to today's announcement of Gabon's Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs), Tim Gore, Oxfam's international climate adviser, made the following statement:
Oxfam praises the United States Government’s commitment to reduce emissions 26-28% below 2005 levels by 2025, a critical step forward in transitioning to a clean energy economy.
This briefing presents the updated March 2015 Behind the Brands scorecard showing changes in both the ranking of the ‘Big 10’ international food and beverage companies and changes to the thematic trends.
Oxfam's reaction on the adoption of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, a global plan that’s meant to build the resilience of communities to disasters over the next 15 years and lead to bolder commitments on disaster risk reduction,
Aid should today begin to reach the hard hit southern Vanuatu islands of Tanna and Erromango, which both took the full force of the 250kmh Cyclone Pam, after rapid assessments of the islands showed absolute devastation with entire villages destroyed.