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Weather and war to put humanitarian system under unprecedented strain in 2016

The effects of a super El Niño are set to put the world's humanitarian system under an unprecedented level of strain in 2016 as it already struggles to cope with the fallout from conflicts in...

Typhoon Melor hits the Philippines: Oxfam ready to respond

More than 700,000 people have been evacuated from their homes in central Philippines as Typhoon Melor crosses the country with winds of up to 220 kilometers per hour, bringing with it threats of...

Climate deal offers a frayed life-line for the world's poorest people, Oxfam warns

The Paris climate deal has brought the world's powers together but is set to short-change the poorest and most vulnerable people as they struggle with the burgeoning reality of rising sea-levels,...

Oxfam reaction to UK government coal subsidies announcement

In response to the UK government's announcement of £80 million in new subsidies for coal power plants, Kiri Hanks, Oxfam's Energy Policy Adviser said: ...

Hours before the release of a new draft of the COP21 agreement, signs look grim

Oxfam Australia's Executive Director  Helen Szoke said: "We're very concerned over the direction the talks have seemingly taken, as it looks like countries are appearing to settle...

Finance issues in the scramble for a new negotiating text as deadline looms at Paris COP

Oxfam Australia's Executive Director Helen Szoke said: "Developing countries are at risk of being squeezed out of critical negotiations as the pace of talks intensifies. The small delegations...

Ministers meeting in Paris have 24 hours to assemble finance package and avoid 3ºC deal

Time is running out for ministers meeting in Paris to boost adaptation funding levels by 2020 and agree to set new improved finance targets for both adaptation and emissions reductions from when...

World’s richest 10% produce half of carbon emissions while poorest 3.5 billion account for just a tenth

The poorest half of the world's population - 3.5 billion people - is responsible for just 10 percent of carbon emissions, despite being the most threatened by the catastrophic storms, droughts,...

UK needs to lead in Paris to achieve ambitious climate change agreement

David Cameron needs to be prepared to expend political capital at the climate talks in Paris to secure a deal that will save the world's poorest people from climate change chaos. ...

Delays in cutting emissions set to cost developing countries hundreds of billions of dollars more

Developing countries' economies face bring crushed by climate change adaptation costs of almost $800 billion more or twice that in economic losses every year by 2050 if pledges to cut emissions...

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