Let me just have a moment of honesty with you all. I am tired, really tired. 12 long hard days have taken their toll on me and many others in this process. People are frustrated, confused and despairing at the direction these talks are taking.
A seven-year drought is forcing poor families in KwaNibela, South Africa, to take desperate measures to get water to drink. For the families who live in KwaNibela, a remote part of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, water has become a precious commodity. The once lush green landscape is now bone-dry. Streams have dried up, trees are a […]
As I am writing this, however, the talks have stalled. As we head into, what is beginning to look like a very chaotic final week I thought I would spend some time outlining what we are actually asking from a global deal.
With all that is going on I thought we should hear from a friend from the Global South. Watch this video of an interview with our Indian tracker. Hear a different perspective on the negotiations and get some of the insider information.
Today, a guest post from the Australian Youth Climate Coalition on the people of Tuvalu, one of the most severely threatened small island nations that has already suffered painfully from increased cyclone severity today passionately demanded that a legally binding agreement be reached at Copenhagen.
After months of anticipation, I am finally in Copenhagen. The question on everyone’s mind is: ‘will Copenhagen result in a fair ambitious and binding deal… or will it be a greenwash?’
The Fitzroy Stars are an Aboriginal football club based in Melbourne. The club promotes health and fitness, and also helps build self esteem among the players. It offers pathways to employment and education as well as serving as a meeting place for the wider Aboriginal community. Oxfam has been a proud supporter of the Fitzroy […]
Oxfam Australia Logistics Advisor Graham Kenna checks stock in the new emergency supply chain warehouse in Brisbane. Photo: Ronnie Wright/OxfamAUS Australia’s three largest aid agencies and the Australian Government have joined forces to open an emergency supplies warehouse in Brisbane to speed up disaster response. When a disaster strikes a remote community, every minute counts. […]
In July 2008, undercover journalists exposed forced labour and appalling living conditions in a Nike supply factory in Malaysia. The factory, called Hytex, employed migrant workers, using agents in Myanmar (Burma), Bangladesh and Vietnam to recruit people to move to Kuala Lumpur with the promise of higher wages. People had to pay huge sums – […]