17 Jan 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media
NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s declaration overnight that 2014 was the hottest year globally on record illustrates a deeply concerning trend for developing countries already feeling the heat of climate change.
Oxfam welcomes beginning of Australia’s commitment to tackle climate change, but still a long way to go
10 Dec 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media
Oxfam today welcomed the Australian Government’s announcement it will contribute $200 million over 4 years to the Green Climate Fund, but said Australia still had a long way to go to make a fair contribution to global efforts to tackle climate change.
9 Dec 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media
Australia must step up to play a positive role at the UN Climate Change Negotiations in Lima, or risk falling further behind the rest of the world on climate change action. As Foreign Minister Julie Bishop arrives in Lima for the second week of talks, Oxfam is highlighting that Australia is one of the countries that has […]
4 Dec 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media
In response to the news just released from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) that 2014 is set to be one of the hottest, possibly the hottest, year on record, Kelly Dent, Oxfam’s lead at the UN Climate Conference in Lima, said: “The poorest people in the world are already bearing the crushing burden of our […]
21 Nov 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media
The announcement of $9.2 billion in pledges to the Green Climate Fund is welcome but only a bare minimum, says Oxfam.
15 Nov 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media
Australia must show leadership at the G20 Summit by pledging support for poor nations struggling to manage climate risk, according to key development and environmental leaders from the C20. Responding to today’s $US3 billion contribution to the Green Climate Fund from United States President Barack Obama, C20 Chair and World Vision Chief Executive Tim Costello […]
6 Nov 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media
Natural disasters have been costing Asia approximately $60 billion a year for the past two decades, and yet governments around the region have still not adequately prioritised disaster risk reduction, according to a report released by Oxfam ahead of the first anniversary of super-typhoon Haiyan.
Climate-related disasters cost the world half a trillion dollars, warns Oxfam on eve of UN Climate Summit
22 Sep 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media
On the eve of the UN Climate Summit, Oxfam has released research showing that since global leaders last met in Copenhagen to discuss climate change five years ago, climate-related disasters have cost the world almost half a trillion dollars. Oxfam Australia climate change policy advisor Simon Bradshaw said that given tens of thousands of Australians […]
Cornflakes set to tackle climate change: Oxfam welcomes Kellogg’s climate action commitments following tremendous public pressure
14 Aug 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media
Australians tucking into their Cornflakes each morning will now be making a difference daily by consuming a breakfast that has become part of the solution to tackle climate change.
31 Mar 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media
A major new scientific assessment released today by the UN’s top climate scientists presents climate change not as a distant, future threat to food availability, but as a clear and present danger that highlights a major reversal in the fight against hunger.