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World’s richest 10% produce half of all carbon emissions while poorest contribute the least but suffer the most.

In a new report, Extreme Carbon Inequality, Oxfam found the world’s richest 10 per cent produce half of all emissions, while the poorest, already vulnerable and facing the brunt of catastrophic storms, droughts, and other severe weather events linked to climate change, contribute the least

The poorest half of the world’s population – 3.5 billion people – are responsible for just 10 per cent of global emissions but are the most threatened by climate change, Oxfam said today.

Oxfam Paris climate talks report reveals massive costs of warming for the world’s poorest

Developing countries will be crushed under the burden of US $800 billion to adapt to the impacts of climate change and twice that number in economic losses every year by 2050 if pledges to cut emissions are not improved.

In a new report released for the UN Climate Change Negotiations in Paris that begin on Monday, Game-changers in the Paris climate deal, Oxfam sets out seven steps to a global climate change agreement that will better protect vulnerable people from climate change

Oxfam welcomes aid to the pacific as El Nino impacts threaten humanitarian crisis

Oxfam welcomes today’s announcement of a $9 million Australian Government aid package to Pacific Nations threatened by El Niño caused droughts.

The funding is critical to reduce the risk of major humanitarian crises in the coming months as the affects of one of the most powerful El Nino events ever recorded are felt by millions of already vulnerable people throughout the region.

Farming, Pacific and Indigenous community leaders bring climate realities to Canberra

A New South Wales farmer, community leaders from Indigenous Australia and Kiribati, and Oxfam Australia’s Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke joined more than 20 Australians from all walks of life at Parliament House to meet with key decision-makers to urge substantially stronger action on climate change today.

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.

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