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