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Oxfam Trailwalker charity event reaches new heights with record sign-ups

New Zealand’s largest team endurance event, Oxfam Trailwalker, is set to welcome a record-breaking number of teams to the Taranaki region on 21-22 March 2021, having surpassed the last record for number of registrations set in 2013. With the borders closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Kiwis have turned to this bucket-list event as a […]

COVID survivors from 37 countries write to pharmaceutical bosses to demand a People’s Vaccine

Survivors of COVID-19 from 37 countries are among almost 1,000 people who have signed an open letter to pharmaceutical industry leaders calling for a ‘people’s vaccine’ and treatments that are available to all – free from patents. The letter comes on the eve of a high-level side event about the pandemic at the UN General Assembly in New York tomorrow (30 September).     The signatories include 242 COVID-19 survivors from South Africa to Finland […]

Over 21,000 people killed since UN global ceasefire resolution

At least 21,347 people have been killed in conflict, including more than 5,800 civilian adults and children who were directly targeted[i], despite the adoption of a UN Security Council resolution calling for a global cessation of hostilities some 90 days ago. Instead of a ceasefire, allowing countries and humanitarian organisations to focus on battling the […]

The Carbon Inequality Era

in 1990, we entered a new global era. From 1990 until 2015, as much carbon entered our atmosphere as had been emitted in all previous years in our history. Our new report, Confronting Carbon Inequality, shows that responsibility for this rapid emissions rise is shockingly unequal. In this period, the richest 10% emittedthe same amount of […]

Carbon Inequality Report

In the 25 years from 1990 to 2015, annual global carbon emissions grew by 60%, approximately doubling total global cumulative emissions. This has brought the world perilously close to exceeding 2°C of warming, and it is now on the verge of exceeding 1.5°C. This paper examines the starkly different contributions of different income groups to […]