Food & climate

We’re hungry for a fair climate and so are millions of people around the world.

Climate change is one of the biggest threats to ending global hunger!

Extreme weather = extreme hunger

Weather patterns are getting more extreme and unreliable, and it’s playing havoc with food production. As our planet heats up, the forecast is more hunger.

Our Pacific neighbours are living on the front line and are increasingly vulnerable. Despite contributing the least to climate change, events like Tropical Cyclone Pam have left women like Margaret (pictured above) among those worst hit by its devastating impacts.

Big polluters are causing climate change to worsen. They’re putting our food, water and health at risk and making huge profits at the expense of poor communities.

The coal industry is one of the worst offenders.

At the same time, the Australian Government is shirking its responsibility.

Our government is still to take the action required to curb Australia’s carbon pollution. And they continue to swim against the global tide, which is moving away from coal and towards renewable energy. We are failing in our global responsibility to provide support for poorer countries, so they can meet the challenges of climate change and so that their farmers can adapt.

Working together to beat the heat

Indonesia is prone to disasters. Many are compounded by climate change. Oxfam partners with organisations on the island of Lombok to assist communities reduce the impacts of natural disasters. Photo: Yusuf Ahmad/OxfamIND

Indonesia is prone to disasters. Many are compounded by climate change. Oxfam partners with organisations on the island of Lombok to assist communities reduce the impacts of natural disasters. Photo: Yusuf Ahmad/OxfamIND

Fortunately, millions of us are choosing a different future, and women are leading the way.

Many communities, businesses and countries are racing ahead with renewable energy solutions. They’re leap-frogging outdated and polluting forms of energy like coal.

Farmers and families are adapting. They’re working hard to safeguard their food, water and land. They are building their resilience in the face of escalating climate impacts. At the same time, they’re showing leadership and courage in calling for stronger action from the global community.

We are supporting local organisations, communities and governments to do this in countries like Timor Leste, the Philippines, Vanuatu and Vietnam.

We’re hungry for a fair climate and so are millions of people around the world.

You can choose a fairer climate

We partner with communities around the world to prepare for and adapt to climate change.  Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith/OxfamAUS

We partner with communities around the world to prepare for and adapt to climate change. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith/OxfamAUS

When we work together, our voices are more powerful than the big polluters. And now is the time to act!

2015 is a critical year for international action on climate change. World leaders are meeting in Paris to hammer out a new global climate agreement. We’ve also got a federal election coming up in 2016. Let’s turn up the heat on our government and the big polluters.

It’s down to us. We must be clear that serious climate action is needed now.

Don’t let farmers and families take the heat. Choose a cleaner, fairer world where everyone has enough to eat.

  1. PM Abbott: Act on climate

     
    Don’t let families and farmers take the heat for our inaction!

    is required.

    is required.

    is required.

    is required.

    must be five digits long.

    By entering your email you are agreeing to receive emails from Oxfam about life saving actions.

    Server error. Please try again.


  2. Thank you for taking action

    Thank you for standing with the people of the Pacific for a Fair Climate.
     
    Tell your friends you’ve taken action.
     
          

Please turn on JavaScript in your browser.