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COP28 Outcome Misses The Mark On Justice For The Majority Of The World

Thursday, 14 December 2023, 11:14 am | Oxfam

In response to the outcome of COP28, Oxfam Aotearoa’s Climate Justice Lead Nick Henry said: "For the first time ever, the COP28 decision has called on all governments to transition away from fossil fuels. But the outcome is short on the details and ... More >>

Oxfam Reaction: COP28 Must Back Global Phaseout Of Fossil Fuels

Tuesday, 12 December 2023, 3:49 pm | Oxfam

Oxfam Aotearoa welcomes Climate Change Minister Simon Watts’ call for stronger language on phasing out fossil fuels in the decisions coming out of COP28 in Dubai. Oxfam Aotearoa’s Climate Justice Lead Nick Henry said: "Minister Watts is ... More >>

Oxfam Reaction: NZ Wins Dubious Honour Of Fossil Of The Day Award At COP28

Monday, 4 December 2023, 11:14 am | Oxfam

Climate Action Network International has awarded the New Zealand Government a First Place "Fossil of the Day" award at COP28 for its climate U-turn, overturning its world-leading ban on offshore oil and gas exploration. At the same time, the ... More >>

Oxfam Joins Calls For New Zealand To Support Fossil Fuel Free Pacific

Tuesday, 7 November 2023, 10:02 am | Oxfam

Oxfam is backing calls from Pacific leaders for the New Zealand and Australian governments to endorse the Port Vila Call for a Just Transition to a Fossil Fuel Free Pacific, a top agenda item at this week’s Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting. "Fossil ... More >>

Rich Countries’ Continued Failure To Honour Their Climate Finance Promise Threatens Undermines Climate Action

Tuesday, 6 June 2023, 2:24 pm | Oxfam

New Zealand still has much more to do to support poorer countries adapt and respond to the climate crisis. Oxfam Aotearoa’s Climate Justice Lead Nick Henry said: “Oxfam’s report reveals that as governments around the world begin negotiations of a new global ... More >>

New Zealand Clothing Brands Lag Behind International Transparency Standards

Tuesday, 9 May 2023, 10:44 am | Oxfam

Auckland, New Zealand - 9 May 2023 – A milestone report released today by Oxfam Aotearoa reveals that some popular New Zealand clothing brands are failing to provide basic information on where their clothes are made, despite this being increasingly ... More >>

Oxfam Respond To ETS Review Announcement

Thursday, 23 March 2023, 2:55 pm | Oxfam

In response to the NZ Government’s announcement of an ETS review, Oxfam Aotearoa Climate Justice Lead Nick Henry said: "We need to urgently end fossil fuel production and stop pretending we can plant our way out of the climate crisis. Our government ... More >>

Over 20 Million More People Hungry In Africa’s “Year Of Nutrition”

Thursday, 23 February 2023, 12:39 pm | Oxfam

In the 12 months that African leaders vowed to improve food security in the continent, over 20 million more people have been pushed into severe hunger - equivalent to the entire population of Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe combined. Today a fifth of the ... More >>

EARTHQUAKE: Oxfam And Partners Mounting Response In Turkiye, And Syria Amidst Destruction Of Life And Property

Tuesday, 7 February 2023, 7:15 am | Oxfam

Oxfam teams in Turkiye (Turkey) and Syria are assessing along with partner organisations the fastest, most appropriate humanitarian efforts to help affected people in the aftermath of Monday’s devastating earthquake – the biggest in Turkiye since 1938. ... More >>

More Than 200 Millionaires Urge Global Leaders At Davos To Tackle Extreme Wealth And Tax The Ultra-rich

Wednesday, 18 January 2023, 7:11 pm | Oxfam

Millionaires from 13 countries petition world leaders at Davos to tackle the problem of extreme wealth as new analysis shows that the number of ultra-rich surged by more than 50 percent in the last decade and an annual wealth tax on the world’s richest ... More >>

Richest 1% Bag Nearly Twice As Much Wealth As The Rest Of The World Put Together Over The Past Two Years 

Tuesday, 17 January 2023, 12:39 pm | Oxfam

The richest 1 percent grabbed nearly two-thirds of all new wealth worth US$42 trillion created since 2020, almost twice as much money as the bottom 99 percent of the world’s population, reveals a new Oxfam report today. During the past decade, the richest ... More >>

Oxfam Reaction To Agriculture Emissions

Wednesday, 21 December 2022, 2:14 pm | Oxfam

In reaction to today’s update on agriculture emissions, Oxfam Aotearoa’s Climate Justice Lead Nick Henry, said: “We are frustrated that the Government is not taking climate destruction seriously enough. We should be aiming for the lowest possible ... More >>

Women And Girls “expendable” In Misguided Slash-and-burn Policies Of Economic Recovery

Thursday, 24 November 2022, 2:01 pm | Oxfam

Oxfam: Austerity measures and their gendered harms are a form of gender-based violence More >>

Loss And Damage Fund At COP27 A Monumental Win, If Properly Funded: Oxfam

Monday, 21 November 2022, 10:08 am | Oxfam

Responding to the final communiqué of the COP27 climate talks in Sharm El-Sheikh, Gabriela Bucher, Oxfam International’s Executive Director, said: "The establishment of a loss and damage fund is a monumental achievement for vulnerable developing countries ... More >>

Oxfam Aotearoa Reacts To The Government's Biofuel Obligation

Wednesday, 9 November 2022, 11:21 am | Oxfam

The Government’s biofuel obligation risks doing more harm than good for the climate and global hunger, said Nick Henry, Climate Justice Lead at Oxfam Aotearoa: “We welcome the decision to rule out the use of palm and soy oil and to limit the use ... More >>

‘Race Against Time’ As Cholera Spreads Rapidly In Lebanon - Oxfam

Tuesday, 25 October 2022, 12:13 pm | Oxfam

Oxfam warned today of a race against time to stem the spread of cholera in Lebanon as the first outbreak of this contagious - yet preventable and treatable - disease in the country in a generation leaves hundreds of thousands of people vulnerable ... More >>

Responding To The Yemen Truce Extension

Wednesday, 3 August 2022, 9:17 am | Oxfam

Responding to the Yemen truce extension, Abdulwasea Mohammed, Advocacy, Media and Campaigns Manager for Oxfam Yemen, said: “Oxfam welcomes the extension of the truce in Yemen and urges all parties to now prioritise the lives of Yemeni civilians and ... More >>

First For Oxfam: Pacific Islander Appointed Chair Of Oxfam In The Pacific’s Board

Tuesday, 19 July 2022, 5:59 pm | Oxfam

The Trust Board of Oxfam in the Pacific is pleased to announce the appointment of its new chair, Freda Kanek Talao, for a three-year term. Freda assumed the new role on the 8th of July making her the first Pacific Islander to Chair the Board. Currently ... More >>

Oxfam Reaction To COVID Vaccine Patents Deal: World Trade Organization

Monday, 20 June 2022, 9:41 am | Oxfam

  Responding to news that governments at the World Trade Organization (WTO) have agreed a deal on patents for COVID-19 vaccines in developing countries , Max Lawson, Co-Chair of the People’s Vaccine Alliance and Head of Inequality Policy ... More >>

800% Increase In UN Appeal Needs For Extreme Weather-related Emergencies Over Last 20 Years – New Oxfam Research

Tuesday, 7 June 2022, 5:26 pm | Oxfam

The amount of money needed for UN humanitarian appeals involving extreme weather events like floods or drought is now eight times higher than 20 years ago — and donors are failing to keep up, reveals a new Oxfam brief today. For every $2 needed ... More >>





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