Climate change

The carbon footprint of the world’s one billion poorest people represents just 3 percent of the global total. Yet as climate change advances, poor communities are hardest hit. Not only do we have a responsibility to avoid doing harm to others, we must help them adapt.

Politics of poverty blog

Well into the evening in frigid Katowice, the world’s national governments concluded the latest global climate summit with a decision that made measurable headway—while leaving many others frustrated with its lack of visionary boldness.

Politics of poverty blog

Climate change is already wreaking havoc across our planet and the world’s climate scientists just warned us that it can get much, much worse.

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In harm’s way: mandatory evacuations under way ahead of Hurricane Florence

As Hurricane Florence barrels toward the Southeastern coast of the US, more than a million people are under mandatory evacuation orders. Oxfam is closely monitoring the path and impact of Florence, and will be making a determination about where resources could make the most helpful impact for those affected.

Politics of poverty blog

Oxfam is participating in the Global Climate Action Summit to put a face to the millions of people who are forced to flee their homes due to climate change, and help find solutions to climate-changed related migration.

Politics of poverty blog

An interrogation of Kenya’s energy options suggests that the answer is: Not yet.

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