Sea level rise and more frequent and intense storms have made the Outer Hebrides increasingly vulnerable to coastal flooding. Daniel Morchain recently travelled to the area to see how techniques, ancient and new, play a role in combating soil and dune erosion.
The international aid group says the move will place Scotland at the forefront of global efforts to tackle this vital issue.
The recent economic crisis was triggered by the financial sector but has inflicted immense costs and hardships on ordinary citizens in both the developed and developing world.
Oxfam believes it's time for those who caused the crisis to make a greater contribution towards safeguarding livelihoods and lives both at home and abroad.
One solution is a Robin Hood Tax - a simple concept which would have an enormous impact. Otherwise...
Reacting to Alex Salmond's speech on climate change this morning, Oxfam Scotland head Judith Robertson says the Scottish Government should now deliver on its manifesto commitment.
Speaking at the Central Party School of the Communist Party of China, the First Minister spoke of Scotland's particular "moral duty" to support countries in the developing world deal with the effects of climate change.