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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 »
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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 »
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IPCC report: climate change is already hurting the world’s most vulnerable

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This new report on climate change shows that the impacts of global warming are not something in the distant future, but are happening now. In fact those suffering the most from these consequences are the ones who contribute the less to climate change. Read more »
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Climate justice is about more than emissions reductions

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Funding required to support low-income countries to mitigate and adapt to climate change, also known as climate finance, as well as funding to compensate for its irreversible consequences, known as loss and damage funding, is more important than ever.  Read more »

Keeping 1.5°C alive in the lead up to COP26

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In August we saw the release of the report from the International Panel on Climate Change. It provides the latest information on past warming and future warming projections, showing how and why the climate has changed to date, and including an improved understanding of how humans have influenced the climate. Read more »

The hunger virus multiplies: Deadly recipe of conflict, Covid-19 and climate accelerate world hunger

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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 »

Beyond Covid-19: could we create a more sustainable world?

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What will the world’s response to the COVID-19 crisis mean for the two defining and interconnected challenges of our age: climate change and global inequality?   Read more »