The call by The Holy Father, His Holiness Pope Francis, reminds us that climate change is first and foremost about people.
Negotiators avoided a show-down over crunch issues like finance and increasing near term emissions cuts, but they are only delaying the inevitable. A clearer mandate from Heads of State and ministers is needed to ignite the talks and ensure key questions are answered.
Oxfam is deeply disappointed by Japan’s lack of ambition. Setting a draft target of 26% emissions reduction below 2013 levels (18% below 1990 levels) by 2030 is woefully inadequate.
A commitment to increase and accelerate public finance is adaptation’s bottom-line. Without it, the Paris agreement will be a mitigation deal for big emitters, not a climate change agreement for all. This briefing sets out Oxfam's demands on adaptation finance post 2020 that need to be agreed in Paris at the end of this year.
All countries must use the COP20 Summit in Lima to resolve the impasse over “climate finance,” and make success possible at the critical Paris talks in December 2015, says international agency Oxfam.
Many countries in Asia, including Bangladesh, Viet Nam, Indonesia, Pakistan, and the Philippines, should invest more in their governments’ capacity to protect their citizens given the region's vulnerability to climate change.
Farmers and families across the world are fighting back to adapt to the changing climate, to protect their crops and livestock.
Private finance has a vital role to play in the global response to climate change, but it is not a substitute for public finance.
Extreme weather events are becoming increasingly common in Russia, and the 2012 drought confirmed this trend.