Action on climate change

What you can do about climate change

Climate change is arguably the greatest challenge that the modern world faces and it is a threat to our survival. There are so many incredible solutions that we support.

We know that it is going to take all of us working together to see real change. Every  action you take will make a difference.

Join our community

Oxfam has created an online Home Activist Hub, where you can take global action from your lounge-room with like minded people. Visit our Home Activist Hub climate justice page to see the latest actions and activities for climate justice.

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Buy a beautiful Unwrapped card

One of the ways we help communities to face climate change is through our Oxfam Unwrapped cards.

By purchasing a card and giving gifts like a goat, chicken, or a well, you can empower families, and even entire communities that have been impacted by climate change, with the practical resources they need to lift themselves out of poverty.

Oxfam Unwrapped, gifts that do good

Ways we’re supporting local communities

2020 is a critical year in the fight for our future. A window of time that may largely determine whether the world charts a course to a bright and sustainable future or spirals further into climate catastrophe.

The decisions made by governments, including our own, will profoundly impact the security and wellbeing of communities here and worldwide for many generations.

We know the solutions exist. Yet still, the Australian Government has been shirking responsibility and acting in the interests of the big dirty polluters. Australia has the highest level of climate pollution per person in the developed world and we are the world’s largest exporter of coal and gas.

When you take action you help Oxfam make the case for change. Your voice gives us power. Together, we can hold governments to account and create a better future for all.

Oxfam is supporting local communities all over the world in preparation for the future shocks of climate change and in response to the impacts already being felt. See what we are doing below.

BUILDING RESILIENCE TO CLIMATE CHANGE

Exposed to multiple hazards that include tropical cyclones, and with 80% of the population reliant on farming, Vanuatu is at risk from the impacts of climate change. In March 2015, Vanuatu suffered a direct hit from severe Cyclone Pam, one of the most powerful cyclones ever to hit the region.

Oxfam Australia is working in Vanuatu through the Australian Humanitarian Partnership’s Disaster Ready program to strengthen resilience, disaster preparedness and response.  This four and a half year program (2018-2022) is working closely with government and three local partners to strengthen resilience at the community level, establish a cash transfer after disasters capability, and enhance humanitarian coordination.

Photo: Vlad Sohkin/OxfamAUS

SAVE THE MEKONG

Oxfam Australia is a member of the Save the Mekong campaign which is aimed at protecting the lives of those affected by proposed infrastructure development along the Mekong River.

We’re working to safeguard the rights and interests of farmers, and fishing communities. One of our focus areas is the Mekong region, where millions of fishers and farmers – who depend directly on natural resources for survival – are threatened by land grabs and forced resettlement.

Photo: OxfamAU

Photo: OxfamAU

Read more about the Save the Mekong Project.

LOBBY MINING COMPANIES 

Mining companies that don’t respect human rights or protect the environment may cause harm to the communities living around their operations. And it’s the most vulnerable — women and indigenous people — who are worst affected.

But it doesn’t have to be this way.Oxfam is lobbying Australian mining companies, financial institutions and the Australian government to make sure people come before profits.

Read more about our work with Mining companies.