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Only a fifth of money to help countries fight climate change going to the poorest countries

Only a fifth of the money to help countries fight climate change is going to the poorest countries according to a new Oxfam report released today ahead of the United Nations climate change conference...

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...

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...

Reaction to UN climate body verdict on national pledges to reduce emissions

In response to the UNFCCC's verdict on what effect national pledges to reduce emissions will have in avoiding dangerous warming, Oxfam's head of food and climate policy Tim Gore said:  ...

Super El Nino and climate change cause crop failures putting millions at risk of hunger

At least ten million poor people face hunger this year and next due to both droughts and erratic rains influenced by climate change and the likely development of a 'super El Niño'. ...

Reaction to UK Government’s announcement of £5.8bn in climate finance to developing countries

In response to the UK Government's announcement that it will provide £5.8 billion in climate finance to developing countries over the next five years, Mark Goldring, Oxfam's Chief Executive...

Leaders must boost climate adaptation funds if Paris talks are to succeed, says Oxfam

Oxfam is urging world leaders to boost funds available for developing countries to adapt to the changing climate, as they meet in New York for the UN General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Climate...

G7 makes a stuttering start on climate but neglects plight of the poor

The G7 has made a stuttering start on climate but has largely neglected the plight of people living in poverty, according to Oxfam at the close of the annual leaders' summit in Germany today. ...

Climate finance action plan can set table for Paris deal

Current climate finance pledges are out of step with the magnitude of need in developing countries, international agency Oxfam says in a new report, "Breaking the Standoff", released at...

Oxfam response to news of UK pledge to Green Climate Fund

Representatives from developed countries are meeting in Berlin at a Pledging Conference to lay down how much climate funding they will commit to the UN Green Climate Fund. World leaders at the UN...

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