Latest Climate change news

Rising temperatures jeopardise life as we know it unless governments take swift action: Oxfam

October 8, 2018

Commenting on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change special report on limiting warming to 1.5C released today, Oxfam New Zealand Executive Director Rachael Le Mesurier said:

Oxfam welcomes NZ's move towards Zero Carbon future

December 18, 2017

The Zero Carbon Act campaign partners welcome the first concrete steps the Government has taken today towards strong legislation for a safe climate future, with its announcement of the plan for developing the law and establishing an independent climate commission.

‘One Planet’ summit must help those on the front lines of climate change

December 12, 2017

Tuesday’s climate summit in Paris must boost the financial support going to help poor communities adapt to climate change, said Oxfam. French President Emmanuel Macron, the World Bank, and the United Nations are co-organising the event, which comes on the two-year anniversary of the adoption of the Paris Agreement.

In a year of non-stop climate disasters, COP 23 offers scant support

November 17, 2017

With the United Nations’ climate conference drawing to a close, it’s clear there’s been very little progress on how to help people affected by climate change, despite record-breaking hurricanes and catastrophic floods dominating headlines this year.

NZ aid agencies launch campaign for action on climate change

August 8, 2017

Fourteen leading New Zealand aid agencies are today launching a campaign to demand political action which will see New Zealand reduce its carbon emissions to zero by 2050.

Oxfam condemns US decision to withdraw from Paris Climate Agreement

June 2, 2017

“President Trump claims pulling out of Paris puts America first, this couldn’t be more wrong. This move puts America last in the race to build a clean, resilient future. Everyday Americans and frontline communities around the world will pay the price."

World Bank & IMF must recommit to combating climate change, inequality

April 19, 2017

The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund cannot allow political and economic shocks to hijack their ambitions to combat climate change and curb inequality, warned Oxfam.

Paris Agreement to face credibility test after being ratified by 72 countries

October 6, 2016

The Paris Agreement will officially go into effect thirty days from today, after 72 countries, representing 56.75% of global greenhouse gas emissions, ratified the deal.

Pacific climate projects slammed in new report

September 6, 2016

The New Zealand Government is giving too many resources to renewable energy plans in the Pacific at the expense of critical projects to support Pacific Island nations prepare for the effects of climate change, according to a new report released today by Oxfam.

Oxfam welcomes government ratification announcement for pollution-busting agreement

August 17, 2016

The Government plans to ratify the celebrated Paris Agreement on climate change by the end of the year.