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Survival of the Richest: How billionaires are amassing eye-watering wealth amid crisis

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Oxfam has today revealed that the richest 1% of Australians have accumulated 10 times more wealth than the bottom 50% in the past decade, as cost-of-living pressures bite and global inequality spikes. Survival of the Richest is published on the opening day of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Elites are gathering in the […] Read more »
HUNGER IN A HEATING WORLD

Hunger in a heating world

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A year and a half since the pandemic began, deaths from hunger are outpacing the virus. Ongoing conflict, combined with the economic disruptions of the pandemic and an escalating climate crisis, has deepened poverty and catastrophic food insecurity in the world’s hunger hotspots and established strongholds in new epicentres of hunger. Read more »
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Even the scales: Everyone deserves a fair go in the fight against the climate crisis 

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The climate crisis hurts those who are least responsible for causing it and who are also least equipped to protect themselves from it. In short, vulnerable communities at the forefront of the crisis are reeling to survive a nightmare they didn’t create. Small island nations, such as the Solomon Islands and Fiji, account for 0.5% of […] Read more »

What She Makes movement on IWD

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Women everywhere should have access to period products, nutritious food and be free to exercise and move their body, allowing them a healthy and dignified life. But many women who make our clothes can’t afford basic necessities. Many have to work long hours over a sewing machine due to low wages, resulting in painful injuries […] Read more »
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IPCC report: climate change is already hurting the world’s most vulnerable

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This new report on climate change shows that the impacts of global warming are not something in the distant future, but are happening now. In fact those suffering the most from these consequences are the ones who contribute the less to climate change. Read more »
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Climate justice is about more than emissions reductions

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Funding required to support low-income countries to mitigate and adapt to climate change, also known as climate finance, as well as funding to compensate for its irreversible consequences, known as loss and damage funding, is more important than ever.  Read more »

Bridging the climate finance gap on the road to Glasgow

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It is essential that countries make commitments at COP26 that will limit global warming to 1.5°C and avoid devastating impacts to lives and livelihoods. Read more »

Keeping 1.5°C alive in the lead up to COP26

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In August we saw the release of the report from the International Panel on Climate Change. It provides the latest information on past warming and future warming projections, showing how and why the climate has changed to date, and including an improved understanding of how humans have influenced the climate. Read more »

The hunger virus multiplies: Deadly recipe of conflict, Covid-19 and climate accelerate world hunger

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A year and a half since the pandemic began, deaths from hunger are outpacing the virus. Ongoing conflict, combined with the economic disruptions of the pandemic and an escalating climate crisis, has deepened poverty and catastrophic food insecurity in the world’s hunger hotspots and established strongholds in new epicentres of hunger. Read more »

Beyond Covid-19: could we create a more sustainable world?

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What will the world’s response to the COVID-19 crisis mean for the two defining and interconnected challenges of our age: climate change and global inequality?   Read more »