Zimbabwe has declared a 'state of disaster' regarding drought in the country that has been triggered by El Nino. With one in five Zimbabweans facing food struggles, Oxfam says this could shock the international community into action.
South Africa is facing its smallest maize harvest since 2007 this year as record-high temperatures and drought continue to hit its agricultural sector. According the government’s Crop Estimates Committee, only 7.44 million tons of maize is likely to be harvested in 2016 - that’s 25 percent less than the 9.94 million tons reaped.
Paris has been a landmark agreement, but it won’t be the last.
Climate witnesses from Chad and the Philippines toured Germany to testify about the impact of climate change in their home countries. And also to get a closer look at some of the biggest drivers of climate change: coal and lignite.
New Oxfam-commissioned research, carried out by Climate Analytics, uses modelling to assess the impact of aggregate Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) ambition. The technical specifications and calibration of the models used are explained in this paper.
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.
Climate change hits African women farmers like Ipaishe from Zimbabwe the hardest.
The sector must recognize coal is a dinosaur technology that needs to be pushed into extinction if we are to survive.
The EU position on climate finance for the Paris climate summit was adopted today by the EU Finance Ministers.