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Oxfam welcomes Labor’s commitment to take a steeper cut in emissions to the 2016 election.
The cut – 45% below 2005 levels by 2030 – is significantly higher than the Government’s current 2030 target.
Developing countries will be crushed under the burden of US $800 billion to adapt to the impacts of climate change and twice that number in economic losses every year by 2050 if pledges to cut emissions are not improved.
In a new report released for the UN Climate Change Negotiations in Paris that begin on Monday, Game-changers in the Paris climate deal, Oxfam sets out seven steps to a global climate change agreement that will better protect vulnerable people from climate change
For more than 30 years, Victorians have been getting freshly-cut Christmas trees home-delivered from Oxfam Australia, and now the service has branched out to include residents in Sydney and Adelaide.
The World Bank’s recognition that climate change and poverty are undeniably connected is welcomed by Oxfam. In its new report, the Bank warned that more than 100 million additional people could be pushed into poverty by crop failures, floods, hunger, and other shocks linked to climate change.
Oxfam welcomes today’s announcement of a $9 million Australian Government aid package to Pacific Nations threatened by El Niño caused droughts.
The funding is critical to reduce the risk of major humanitarian crises in the coming months as the affects of one of the most powerful El Nino events ever recorded are felt by millions of already vulnerable people throughout the region.
A report just released by the UN’s climate change body shows that current country pledges to reduce emissions will not be enough to avoid dangerous climate change, Oxfam said today.
More than 150 people are believed to have died, mostly in Pakistan, after the powerful 7.7 strong earthquake in Afghanistan overnight. Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said the quake had struck in a very remote, mountainous area. The agency is well-positioned to respond in both countries, although access in Afghanistan will be a […]
Oxfam is ready to respond to the 7.7-strong earthquake that struck north-eastern Afghanistan just after 8pm this evening, in the remote province of Badakhshan. It struck 82 km south-east of Feyzabad in the Hindu Kush mountain range. The full extent of the damage is not yet known. Oxfam has worked in Afghanistan for more than […]
Relief for the 8 million people affected by the devastating Nepal earthquake six months ago is being disrupted by delays in reinstating the Nepal Government’s National Reconstruction Agency, Oxfam said.