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Oxfam G7 Verdict: Big Issues, Little Commitments

August 28, 2019

French president Emmanuel Macron put inequality at the top of the agenda, but G7 leaders failed to make meaningful commitments to solve the crisis they have helped create, said Oxfam at the end of the Summit.

Ardern must meet Pacific calls for “prompt, ambitious” action on climate breakdown

August 16, 2019

New Zealand has been issued a stark challenge from Pacific leaders to dramatically upscale its action to address climate breakdown, Oxfam says, after a clear rallying cry from nations at this week’s Pacific Islands Forum.

New Zealand facing credibility test on climate crisis and Pacific ‘reset’: Oxfam

August 12, 2019

New Zealand is facing a critical test of its credibility on tackling the climate crisis and its ability to remain a trusted partner to the region as Pacific Island Forum leaders prepare to meet in Tuvalu this week, Oxfam New Zealand said today.

Oxfam to visit NZ cities to talk action on climate breakdown

July 29, 2019

Oxfam New Zealand is starting a tour around the country next week to host discussions about the impact of climate breakdown in regions from Auckland to Dunedin.

Oxfam welcomes Government's Zero Carbon Bill announcement

May 8, 2019

Following the New Zealand government’s announcement on the Zero Carbon Bill this morning, Oxfam is celebrating the move towards putting critical action on climate change into law.

Oxfam supports young people in School Strike 4 Climate

March 14, 2019

Oxfam New Zealand is standing in solidarity with young people taking action against climate change in the School Strike 4 Climate.

COP24 - Governments face life and death decisions, says Oxfam

November 30, 2018

A global humanitarian catastrophe can still be averted if governments make climate action a priority, said Oxfam today ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP24) in Katowice, Poland from 2 – 14th December.

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.