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Cut climate pollution fairer and faster

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Playing our part in climate action

Oxfam is mobilising to ensure Aotearoa plays its part in protecting the people and places we love that are under threat from climate breakdown. We are also acting to make sure the government does all it can to properly support people in poorer and climate vulnerable countries.

Recently, we celebrated a big win – our 18-month campaign asking the government to boost funding for those on the frontlines of climate change led to a four-fold increase in New Zealand’s climate finance, representing $1.3 billion over the next four years!

With your help we are a strong global voice for a 1.5° C planet. Together with the wider climate movement we’ve helped tell the story of what New Zealand’s fair share of action should look like and put more pressure on our government to reduce this country’s climate pollution, particularly in the companies and sectors that have the largest climate footprint, like agriculture.

There’s more that we’ll be doing in this space throughout 2022, with an ongoing push to make the government’s Emissions Reduction Plan cut climate pollution fairer and faster. We want the government to help the farming sector play its part by setting up transition hubs and bringing agriculture into the Emissions Trading Scheme so every business pays the full price for its climate pollution.

The latest news

Climate Breakdown

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Oxfam responds to the launch of the Beyond Oil & Gas Alliance

Responding to the launch of the Beyond Oil & Gas Alliance (BOGA), a group of nations committed to phasing out …
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Oxfam Aotearoa: Fossil of the Day award “embarrassing”

Oxfam Aotearoa has criticised the New Zealand government for winning the runner up for the “Fossil of the Day” award …
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COP26

Oxfam responds to the draft COP26 decision text

Responding to the draft COP26 decision text, Tracy Carty, head of Oxfam’s COP26 delegation said “This draft COP decision text is …
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Scotland to significantly increase its Climate Justice Fund

Welcoming the news that Scotland will significantly increase its Climate Justice Fund, Jamie Livingstone, Head of Oxfam Scotland, said:“This announcement from …
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Oxfam’s verdict on the COP26 outcome

Gabriela Bucher, Oxfam International Executive Director said:“Clearly some world leaders think they aren’t living on the same planet as the …
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COP26 week two: Oxfam urges governments to move faster

At the start of COP26 week two, Oxfam urges governments to move faster and decisively in the final five days, …
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