Oxfam's reaction to Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report

Posted by Georgette Thomas Oxfam Media officer, Oxford, UK

27th Sep 2013

Reacting to the report released today by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Tim Gore, Oxfam's Grow Campaign Head of Policy said;

"The latest climate science affirms what small scale farmers around the world are telling us, seasons are changing, weather is increasingly extreme and unpredictable making it tougher to feed their families.  

"This report also tells us it is possible to avoid the very worst impacts of climate change and the goal of ensuring everyone has enough to eat is still attainable. Governments should learn from the mistakes of the global financial crisis where warning signs were ignored and listen to the experts before it is too late.

"They must take actions immediately to slash emissions as well as investing in building the resilience of people in poverty so we can move from the current path facing disaster to higher safer ground."

Contact Georgette Thomas for interviews with Tim Gore (both in Stockholm) gthomas@oxfam.org.uk  +44 (0)7824 503108

Oxfam's report Growing Disruption (offering an up to date assessment of the links between climate change and hunger) was launched on Monday 23rd - download a copy from here: www.oxfam.org.uk/growingdisruption

Blog post written by Georgette Thomas

Oxfam Media officer, Oxford, UK

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