With famine declared in South Sudan and the UN warning of looming famines across Somalia, Yemen and Nigeria, the devastating ongoing war in Syria and the effects of climate change being felt in Australia and the Pacific, an Australian vision for a more prosperous, peaceful and secure world is more important than ever. In its […]
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Responding to reports that Australia has joined more than 103 other countries in ratifying the Paris climate agreement, Oxfam Australia’s climate change advisor Dr Simon Bradshaw said: “Oxfam welcomes the decision to ratify the agreement and the opportunities it presents for helping vulnerable communities adapt to the impacts of a changing climate, especially countries in […]
On the eve of the Paris Agreement entering into force tomorrow and governments heading to Morocco for the first crucial talks on its implementation, international aid agency Oxfam is calling on Australia to start living up to its responsibilities and face the reality of the immense risks in our region.
Despite a promising announcement today of an increase in funding to help Pacific Island countries facing the devastating impacts of climate change, Oxfam has warned Australia still has a long way to go to meet its responsibilities. Oxfam climate change adviser Dr Simon Bradshaw said the Prime Minister’s announcement of a $300 million, four-year package […]
Australia is lagging behind other developed nations and has failed to increase its contributions to international climate finance as our neighbours in the Pacific face a fight for survival, international aid agency Oxfam said today. Releasing independent research into the adequacy and effectiveness of climate finance, Oxfam Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said Australia could […]
Coal and fossil fuel developments could be banned in the Pacific under a proposed treaty presented to regional island leaders at a summit in Honiara this week.
Much-needed policies on achieving greater equality must not be put at risk as the Coalition grapples with its slim hold on power and narrow mandate, international aid agency Oxfam Australia said today.
Responding to the Australian Labor Party’s Climate Change Action Plan, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said: “Labor’s targets are clearly a welcome improvement on what the Turnbull Government is currently committed to, but they are not yet consistent with the goals of the Paris Agreement and the level of action that will be […]
Australia’s actions on climate change fall woefully short of the goals of the Paris Agreement and the Government must immediately lift its game, Oxfam has said, as world leaders prepare to formally sign the agreement in New York next week.
The announcement by Prime Minister Turnbull that Australia will contribute at least $1bn over the next five years to support vulnerable countries to adapt to climate change and its impacts represents no increase above Australia’s previous contributions, Oxfam says. Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke, who will be in Paris for the second week […]