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Despite progress, much work remains to cut greenhouse gas emissions and to support the millions of people already hit by climate change. This paper presents new data commissioned from the research consultancy CE Delft on the greenhouse gas emissions footprints and water scarcity footprints of major food commodities.
Climate change is a brutal reality confronting the world’s most vulnerable people. Their need for financial support to adapt to climate extremes is urgent and rising.
Right now, a huge crisis is unfolding. In the run-up to ParisAgreement signing, Ipaishe, a farmer from Zimbabwe, calls on world leaders to release the funds needed to help the poorest adapt to the consequences of climate change.
The European Commission risks betraying the Paris climate agreement by suggesting that Europe is doing enough to tackle runaway climate change, says Oxfam.
Paris has been a landmark agreement, but it won’t be the last.
Oxfam Executive Director Helen Szoke said: “Climate funding, urgent emissions reductions and loss and damage must not be the casualties in the eleventh hour.
“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."
EU finance ministers still cannot agree on decisive elements of a European Financial Transaction Tax - a missed chance for a strong signal to the climate summit in Paris.
In this briefing Oxfam presents new data analysis that demonstrates the extent of global carbon inequality by estimating and comparing the lifestyle consumption emissions of rich and poor citizens in different countries.