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Super El Niño and climate change cause crop failures, putting millions at risk of hunger

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 […]

BHP climate change report signals further momentum ahead of Paris talks

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 […]

Australia agrees on goals to end global poverty, but achieving them will take real action  

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.

China’s ambitious contribution to tackling climate change turns up the heat on Australian Government

In one of the most anticipated announcements ahead of the Paris climate negotiations later this year, China has submitted an ambitious plan for curbing its emissions and dealing with climate change impacts. Oxfam Australia’s climate change policy advisor Dr Simon Bradshaw said China, the world’s largest investor in renewable energy, has just submitted its Intended […]

Pope connects climate change with inequality

Protecting the world’s environment is the top of the Vatican’s agenda as today the Holy City released Pope Francis’ Encyclical that for the first time focuses on climate change. In the correspondence, His Holiness stressed the need for us to improve our ways in order to prevent catastrophic climate change and stem growing inequality. As […]

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