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Manila: People in a waterside house raised on stilts in an informal settlement in Manila. Photo: Robin Hammond/Panos

Climate Equality: A Planet for the 99% 

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The richest 1% emit as much carbon pollution as two-thirds of humanity This is one of the shocking findings of Oxfam’s landmark ‘Climate Equality: A Planet for the 99%’ report released ahead of the annual United Nations international climate change conference COP28.    We also found that it would take about 1,500 years for someone in […] Read more »

5 Essential Features Of Sustainable Cities And Eco-Cities

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What is a sustainable city? It is estimated that 50% of the world’s population now live in cities. With this migration into large urban centres, the difficulty of meeting the basic needs of millions has become an ever-increasing problem. Overpopulation, excessive consumption, pollution, and depletion of resources have presented environmental and health challenges in major […] Read more »
Lavenia, Zedi and Usaia (L-R) address parliamentarians at an event in the Parliament house. Photo: Oxfam Aus.

Safe Climate, Equal Future Tour 2023

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Three cities, fifteen meetings with politicians, seven impactful events, and national news interviews – all for our planet. Oxfam’s inspirational ‘Safe Climate, Equal Future’ tour saw three Pacific community leaders, Usaia Moli, Lavenia Naivalu, and Zedi Devesi meet with Ministers, Australian climate advocates and the public across events in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra. Usaia Moli, […] Read more »

Embedding Equality in the Loss and Damage Fund 

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Read our two part report on the Loss and Damage Fund Part 1 | Part 2 Oxfam has released a two part report recommending how Australia can help ensure the success of the new Loss and Damage Fund which aims to support people in developing countries most adversely impacted by climate change. The most profound […] Read more »
Diyaara stands before a dried water hole. Photo: Khadija Farah/Oxfam

4 years without rain, but not without hope: life in drought-affected Wajir, Kenya.

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A swirling sandstorm. As the dust rises it reveals a vast land that has is bare and dry. It would be picturesque only if the people in the land of Wajir, Kenya were not experiencing the longest hard-hitting drought in the region so far. “The thing I miss the most is the bells ringing as […] Read more »
A section of the sea wall built by Martin Hau - Solomon Islands.

Who’s responsible for the climate crisis? Carbon Billionaires.

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Who’s responsible for the climate crisis?  If you were asked that question, what would you say? It may make sense to say ‘everyone’. We all have a part to play in minimising our carbon footprint. But in an unequal world, some are more responsible for the climate crisis than others.  Oxfam’s latest report ‘Carbon Billionaires: […] Read more »
HUNGER IN A HEATING WORLD

Hunger in a heating world

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A year and a half since the pandemic began, deaths from hunger are outpacing the virus. Ongoing conflict, combined with the economic disruptions of the pandemic and an escalating climate crisis, has deepened poverty and catastrophic food insecurity in the world’s hunger hotspots and established strongholds in new epicentres of hunger. Read more »

Yemen: Cash transfers in Aslam district supporting drought-hit families

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Find out how Oxfam is helping families affected by the drought in Yemen through cash transfer payments. Read more »
A woman rows a boat over a swelling river

Even the scales: Everyone deserves a fair go in the fight against the climate crisis 

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The climate crisis hurts those who are least responsible for causing it and who are also least equipped to protect themselves from it. In short, vulnerable communities at the forefront of the crisis are reeling to survive a nightmare they didn’t create. Small island nations, such as the Solomon Islands and Fiji, account for 0.5% of […] Read more »

Loss and damage finance: where the rubber hits the road for climate justice

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Extreme weather events and increasing humanitarian need  Continued inaction has created a climate crisis with more extreme weather events happening more frequently. These events disproportionately affect communities already facing crises related to conflict, food insecurity, and the economic shocks of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even worse inadequate loss and damage finance from rich countries, who are […] Read more »