As climate talks in Germany wrap up, both poor and rich nations increasingly recognize that fixing the climate change adaptation funding gap, one of the biggest holes in the Paris Agreement, will be a major challenge at the next United Nations conference in Morocco.
Laotian agriculture and cattle breeding are extremely sensitive for natural disasters and disaster management is crucial to sustainable livelihoods.
In December 2014, along with three other partner organisations, Oxfam began implementing a project to help strengthen disaster and risk reduction strategies in Vientiane province.
With 2016 on track to be the hottest year ever and a super-charged El Niño putting over 60 million lives at the mercy of unpredictable climate shocks, it’s more urgent than ever to help communities adapt to climate change, said Oxfam at the start of the United Nation’s climate conference in Bonn, Germany.
“There is still a long way to go: this is crunch time. The chance to set new funding targets from when the Paris deal comes into force in 2020 is still very much on the table and needs to stay there if developing countries are to have any hope of more support in the years ahead."
There is likely to be a climate deal in Paris. The emission pledges that more than 150 governments have put on the table this year show that global climate ambition is increasing. In this briefing Oxfam looks at potential game-changers on finance and mitigation ambition that could avert these costs for the world’s poorest people.
These climate talks have been a land-mark step towards global action to tackle climate change but it has not done enough to ensure that we can avoid a 3°C world.
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.
Oxfam welcomed reports of increased climate finance pledges made by finance ministers in Lima today, but warned that only a fraction is meant to help countries most vulnerable adapt to the devastating effects of climate change.
In Cambodia, recurrent drought periods and floods have become a major concern and a big challenge for many farmers. With support from a local organization funded by Oxfam, Mrs. Sao Khea, a Cambodian farmer learned about how to overcome these challenges and minimize the risks caused by climate change.
The call by The Holy Father, His Holiness Pope Francis, reminds us that climate change is first and foremost about people.