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Preparing your Eat Local Feed Global Menu

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Eat Local Feed Global gets us to bring our mates together for lunch or dinner during the month of October to discuss how climate change is impacting world hunger. To hold your best ever Eat Local Feed Global event, check out Oxfam Shop for some extra special Fairtrade goodies.

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Win tickets to Boy and Bear

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Do you like eating? I do. We should do it the same room sometime, with a whole bunch of our friends. And there’s never been a better time now that Boy and Bear are coming to town

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Race to the climate summit

Climate change is the single biggest threat to winning the fight against hunger, and rich governments and the big food companies haven’t been doing enough to address it. Next week world leaders will meet in New York for an important summit on climate change. Please join millions of people around the world and take to the streets in support of action on climate change.

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Why I wrote to my Bank

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There’s something special about children’s movies that resonates in all of us……it’s the narrative that evil will never prevail…. Inevitably when growing up, deciding who the “bad guy” or the “bad thing” is becomes a little more complicated, especially when religion, ideologies and cultural traditions can dictate what we perceive as being good. But some […]

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Growing food in a changing climate

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In August, Shirley Laban (Oxfam) and Mala Silas (CARE International in Vanuatu), visited Australia to share their stories on how local communities are meeting the challenges of climate change.

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Behind the Brands Update: General Mills; the making of a climate leader

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After two months of campaigning, we are thrilled to announce that General Mills (the makers of Old El Paso and Latina past) who were once ranked last on climate change policies on our Behind the Brands scorecard has committed to become a true climate leader. How? By setting targets to reduce emissions, participate in real […]

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Growing food in a changing climate, Vanuatu comes to Australia

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Vanuatu. An idyllic paradise in the South Pacific, where thousands of Australians go each year to bask under the sun in balmy breezes, snorkel through vibrant coral reefs and enjoy gourmet food. But for Shirley (Oxfam) and Mala (CARE International in Vanuatu), Vanuatu is home, and behind the covers of the glossy holiday brochures lies […]

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ANZ shirks human rights responsibilities in Cambodia

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On 5 July we heard that Cambodia’s Phnom Penh Sugar – a company implicated in various human rights abuses including forced evictions, food shortages and child labour – has suddenly repaid its loan to ANZ. ANZ now claims that it has no responsibility to support justice for affected communities, despite financing a notorious sugar plantation […]

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Lives you’ve changed in Laos

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With your support, our six year program in Phoupieng Village, Laos, helped the community lift itself out of poverty. As we celebrate 25 years of work in Laos, we trace Phoupieng’s journey of lasting change.

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It’s crunch time for climate change

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No company is too big to listen to its customers.  When enough of us speak out, companies listen. Last year more than 400,000 of you called on companies to do more for women in their supply chains. They listened. Then you spoke up about land grabs in companies’ supply chains. They listened. Now we need […]

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Fancy yourself as a bit of a closet designer?

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Our trusty friend the air conditioning unit can’t be the only solution to combating climate change. The stark truth is that climate change is happening now, and it’s making the world hot and hungry. Yes friends climate change has a direct effect on…Food glorious food. But we need decent weather to grow the stuff – […]

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ANZ’s feeble response on the back of bumper profits

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In response to the allegations made in Oxfam Australia’s report, Banking on Shaky Ground, the ANZ bank has responded with a disappointing series of feeble denials. In the face of specific and well substantiated allegations of support for companies that are land grabbing, providing inadequate compensation and employing child labour, the ANZ has replied saying […]

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The big four banks and land grabs: be heard on social media

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Is your bank involved in land grabbing in some of the poorest communities overseas? Oxfam’s report, Banking on Shaky Ground, details four case studies involving each of the big four banks; these outline personal stories of those affected by land grabs. We have stories from across the world, including nineteen-year-old Christophilda who lives in Turubu Bay […]

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CAN members and allies including Friends of the Earth GCCA, Greenpeace, Oxfam and WWF, plus Japanese groups Kiko Network and CASA, call for world leaders to take action against climate change. Copyright ©Greenpeace/Jeremie Souteyrat

Five critical things we learned from the latest report on climate change

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Leading international experts on climate change, the IPCC, have presented their latest report on the impacts of climate change on humanity and what we can do about it. It’s a lengthy report, so we’ve shrunk it down to Oxfam’s five key takeaways on climate change and hunger

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Climate change is making people hungry

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Our guest blogger is Yeb Saño, Climate Change Commissioner for the Philippines. He’s seen first-hand the devastating effects of climate change: “Typhoon Haiyan devastated my country. Thousands of people perished and millions more lost their homes and livelihoods. My own family witnessed the storm up close. Today, millions of my people live in damaged homes and continue to rely on emergency relief to survive. “

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Food Justice on a Hot Planet at the Sustainable Living Festival

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“Climate change is both a product of, and worsens, the structural inequality and poverty that exists in our world” Shen Narayanasamy. Economic Justice Advocacy Officer, Oxfam Australia The world produces enough food to feed everybody but one in eight people still go hungry. And the world is getting warmer. 2013 was the hottest year on record […]

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Warsaw UN Climate Talks: leaders need to change direction for the climate

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The latest round of UN discussions trying to solve the massive issue of climate change ended today. Sadly, this year’s negotiations, in Warsaw, Poland, were something of a farce with a number of developed nations, including Australia, failing to take the talks seriously.

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Unprecedented walk-out: Oxfam joins hundreds to protest poor climate change action

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It’s a sad fact. Climate change will hit the world’s poorest the hardest. Due to a lack of progress and ambition at the Warsaw Climate conference, Oxfam has joined many other environmental and humanitarian groups to declare ‘enough is enough.’

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National Day of Climate Action

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We know that action to prevent further changes in our climate is central to food security around the world . Hunger caused by climate change is hitting poor communities in developing countries the hardest. Scientists overwhelmingly agree that extreme weather events are becoming more frequent and intense and that this change in our climate is […]

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You Spoke – Coca-Cola listened

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What does it take to make a global sugar giant promise to improve its policies on land? You. And more than 225,000 other Oxfam supporters around the world.

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Will your favourite brand make it to the top of the scorecard?

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Great news! We’re already seeing the big food and beverage companies committing to do business better. That’s because of you – but there’s more we can do to put the pressure on through your social networks. Since we launched the Behind the Brands campaign in February, over 100,000 of you have joined the call for […]

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Putting food on the table

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In Timor-Leste almost 50% of children are chronically malnourished. Our aid is helping small-scale farmers like Natercia feed their children and their villages but the Australian Government can do more. Sign the petition to call on the Australian Government to increase aid to those most in need. Growing up with two younger sisters and two […]

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Cooking for the climate

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By Tori Sanderson, GROW Team Intern Every time you open your fridge and pantry, you step into the global food system. Don’t believe us? Oxfam’s Food Transformation report shows us that the decisions we make every day have global impacts on the climate, agriculture and food. In particular, our energy use can significantly contribute to […]

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The power of you

By Clancy Moore, GROW Campaign Coordinator Two months. That’s all it took for chocolate lovers and social justice activists to stand up to three of the biggest food companies in the world and create positive change in the food system. Mars, Mondelez and Nestle all agreed to look, listen, and act to make sure women […]

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