G7

G7

Successive droughts in Chad‟s Bahr el Gazel region have reduced food and pasture. Climate change is set to make survival even more difficult.Photo: Ella Dickinson/Oxfam

Let Them Eat Coal

To set the tone for a successful climate agreement at the UN talks in December, the G7 must lead the world in setting out clear plans for a just transition away from coal. 

Oxfam’s ‘Big Heads’ have been cavorting away their time in Germany on the beach outside the G8 Summit highlighting this potentially wasted opportunity. Photo Credit: Craig Owen/Oxfam GB

Working to reduce the burn

Climate change is already affecting what we all eat, and is the biggest threat to winning the fight against hunger. Coal is the single biggest driver of climate change - responsible for one third of all CO2 emissions since the industrial revolution. With these climate impacts falling disproportionately on the most vulnerable and least food secure, the burning of coal is further exacerbating inequality.

Subscribe to RSS - G7