CLIMATE CHANGE

Coal is not ‘good for humanity’: new report

29 Jul 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

A new Oxfam report challenges mining industry spin about coal and poverty, showing clearly that coal is not the solution to improving energy access in developing countries.

Labor’s climate leadership vital to tackling climate change: Oxfam

22 Jul 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Labor’s new climate policy goal set to be unveiled this weekend shows the leadership that is vital to tackle climate change that is driving poor people around the world deeper into poverty, Oxfam Australia said today. Oxfam Australia’s climate change policy advisor Dr Simon Bradshaw said it also highlighted the deep inadequacy of the government’s […]

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

1 Jul 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

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

18 Jun 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

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 […]

Tony Abbott at crossroads of climate action

16 Jun 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

‘Prime Minister Tony Abbott’ faced the crossroads of climate action on the front lawn outside Parliament House on Tuesday 16 June at 9.30am. Ahead of an expected Cabinet meeting this week (wb 15 June) to discuss Australia’s post-2020 emissions reductions targets, Oxfam is highlighting the urgent need for action on climate change, as the countdown […]

Australian Government an embarrassment at climate change talks

4 Jun 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

The Australian Government has embarrassed itself as it continued to duck legitimate questions about its climate policies and targets during a critical UN climate meeting underway in Bonn. Oxfam Australia’s climate change policy advisor Dr Simon Bradshaw said the Australian Government was criticised earlier in the week for providing vague, incomplete and at times misleading […]

Australia ducks questions on climate policies, leaves ‘heavy lifting’ to others: Oxfam

1 Jun 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

The Australian Government, which is facing a grilling at this week’s UN climate meeting in Bonn, has submitted answers to questions about its climate policies lodged earlier in the year by countries including China and the US. Oxfam Australia’s climate change policy advisor Dr Simon Bradshaw said the government’s responses so far raised more questions […]

Australia under spotlight at climate talks

1 Jun 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Australia will face tough questions over its climate targets and polices this week in Bonn at an important lead-up meeting to the UN climate change negotiations in Paris later this year. Oxfam Australia’s climate change policy advisor Dr Simon Bradshaw said Australia would be among around 20 developed countries reviewed in Bonn under a new […]

One in nine people still going hungry

28 May 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

The amount of people going hungry has dropped by 167 million in the last decade, according to new figures from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The total number of hungry people in the world is now 795 million – which is still 1 in 9 people. Oxfam’s food and climate policy advisor Kelly Dent […]

Impact of extreme weather must be front of mind for Prime Minister’s emissions taskforce

26 Mar 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Oxfam will urge the Abbott Government’s special emissions taskforce to agree an emissions target that will help reduce the impact of climate change on the world’s poorest people, who are already bearing the brunt of greater droughts, floods, hunger and disease. The Prime Minister’s taskforce will begin asking for advice this week on how far […]