I can’t wait for this Wednesday night – I get to meet Ursula!

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This Wednesday night I’m excited that I will get to meet the star of this story – Ursula Rakova from the Carteret Islands (a small Pacific Islands location), who faces the huge challenge of facing rising sea levels claiming their homelands, forcing them to relocate.

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Add your voice – Australians are ready for real leadership on climate change

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While the results of last weekend’s federal election still remain up in the air, the message from the Australian public is clear – people want action on climate change and they will support the leaders who make it happen.

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The votes are in!

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Although the tally room madness won’t officially kick off until Saturday afternoon, here at Oxfam we’ve added up the votes of more than 4,000 Australians who have so far voted in our climate survey.We’ve taken your votes, your voices, and sent letters to the politicians asking for real action on climate change!

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A whole lot of hot air

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If you found Julia and Tony on the back seat of your car, what would you say to them? Australians don’t want more hot air, they want to hear about real solutions to tackle climate change in the last few days of this election campaign.

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Don’t wait until Aug 21 to vote – influence Australia’s climate policy now

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As the election looms tell the political parties what 3 things you’d most like them to have in their climate change policies that would really make a difference in tackling climate change.

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With a little help from our friends

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Oxfam is a national supporter of Walk Against Warming, Australia’s biggest day of community action on climate change. This year the walk is happening on Sunday 15 August just one week before the election.

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Small actions. Big difference

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Oxfam’s Design 4 Change program has produced our fresh, new climate change postcard – tell us what you think!

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Australia needs YOU! Overcoming the elephants and lies

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UN Climate Tracker Phil Ireland met with the Australian Climate Change negotiators about the upcoming international climate negotiations and Australia’s role.

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Walking for Climate Action – August 15, 2010

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On Sunday 15 August join thousands of Australians around the country as we Walk Against Warming and tell the politicians it’s time for them to face up to their responsibilities on climate change.

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What will PM Julia Gillard do on climate change? Call her and ask!

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With an election looming, do you know what the new PM is planning to do on climate change? Join 350.org and call her to ask!

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Glimmers of gold on the dance floor

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Rachel Coghlan of World Vision Australia, blogging from the UN Climate Negotiations in Bonn, Germany.

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Life is like riding a bicycle

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Rachel Coghlan, Advocacy Campaign Leader – Climate Change for World Vision Australia reports from Bonn, Germany for the UN Climate Talks.

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Your help is needed in Bonn

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Help us keep up the pressure to achieve a fair, ambitious and binding climate change agreement.

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We’re baaaaack! But worried that Australia is lagging behind

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Last year we were overwhelmed by the pledges made to keep pressure on our government to act on climate change. Very excitingly, as 2010 is an election year here in Australia, we have real opportunities to turn our desires for change into real action!

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Thank you! Your support has been tremendous

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As a UN Climate Tracker you are part of a diverse global movement. A global movement that has inspired millions of people around the world to sign petitions, write letters, and take to the streets to demand action. But a movement that knows we still have a lot of work ahead of us.

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Copenhagen is over: our future in crisis?

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UN Climate Tracker Phil Ireland reports back on the Copenhagen climate talks, and what they failed to deliver for the world.

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Shut out! But its not all bad.

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I am currently writing to you from a warehouse somewhere outside the city of Copenhagen. Various NGOs have been scrambling to set up facilities to support continued engagement with the process, as we have now been officially shut out of the negotiations.

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Crisis or procedure: Your future and the next 48 hours

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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.

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What a good global deal looks like (and other crucial updates!)

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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.

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Q&A with Australia’s Ambassador on climate change

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UN Climate Tracker Phil Ireland interviews Louise Hand, Australia’s Ambassador on climate change.

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What is Australia doing? Watch a video update on day 5 of the negotiations

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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.

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Guest Blog: Tuvalu demands real deal

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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.

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As we go to Copenhagen

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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?’

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