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People in poorer countries five times more likely to be displaced by extreme weather

People in low and lower-middle income countries were five times more likely to be forced from their homes by "sudden-onset" weather disasters, like floods and storms, than people in richer...

Reaction: $100 billion climate finance roadmap released

Commenting as donor countries today published a roadmap showing how, by 2020, they'll provide $100 billion a year in financial support to help developing countries tackle climate change. Oxfam's...

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,...

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...

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. ...

Reaction to Government Coal Phase Out

In response to the announcement that the government will phase out the use of coal by 2025, Mark Goldring, Oxfam GB Chief Executive said: ...

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:  ...

Climate change threatens 50 years of health gains

Commenting on new research published in the Lancet today, which finds that climate change threatens to undermine the last half century of health gains, Oxfam's senior health policy advisor Mohga...

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