While Australian farmers nervously wait to see how a forecast El Niño might affect food production, Oxfam’s new report finds that at least ten million poor people around the world, including at least 2 million people in the Pacific, face hunger this year and next due to droughts and erratic rains, influenced by climate change […]
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BHP Billiton’s climate change report released overnight sends a strong message to governments that big business is taking climate change seriously, but its assumption that fossil fuels will be the major source of electricity in coming decades should be challenged, Oxfam said today. BHP Billiton’s report, Climate Change Portfolio Analysis, calls for a strong outcome […]
Oxfam has welcomed Australia’s adoption of a new set of United Nations global goals that seek to end extreme poverty in the next 15 years. But the international organisation warned the goals would not be reached without real political will from all countries, and a disruption of business as usual.
The announcement of a dedicated Minister for International Development and the Pacific is a welcome move that must be backed up with increased investment in the portfolio, Oxfam Australia has said.
Oxfam has welcomed a strong statement from some of Australia’s largest and most influential companies acknowledging the key role business must play in tackling climate change and the need for Australia to play its fair part in global action.
Oxfam has welcomed the Australian Government’s u-turn on compassion for refugees with its announcement of a one-off intake of 12,000 Syrian refugees and an additional $44 million in humanitarian funding for the Syria crisis, but said it was disappointed that the government hadn’t gone further.
As the global refugee crisis continues to deepen, three leading aid agencies have joined forces to call on the Australian Government to extend its compassion for Syrian refugees to others, to ensure good intentions for one region don’t prolong suffering in other areas.
Australia and New Zealand must face up to the reality that climate change threatens the survival of some of its closest neighbours, and join them in the strongest possible call to action at this week’s Pacific Islands Forum in Port Moresby, Oxfam said today. Climate change is high on the agenda at the Pacific Islands […]
On a hot day in February, an unexpectedly high king tide caused rising water to lap at the beds in the maternity wing of the Beito Hospital on the Pacific atoll nation of Tarawa, Kiribati. In these beds, women were either in the process of giving birth or recovering from labour. They and their newborn […]
The contrast between US and Australian action on climate change could not be more striking today, Oxfam Australia has said.