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Only One In Four Of The Biggest Food And Agriculture Corporations Say They’re Reducing Water Use And Pollution

Friday, 22 March 2024, 9:43 am | Oxfam Aotearoa

Only 28 percent of the world’s most influential food and agriculture corporations report they are reducing their water withdrawals and just 23 percent say they are taking action to reduce water pollution. Oxfam’s new analysis of 350 corporations ... More >>

Report: Richest 1% Emit As Much Planet-heating Pollution As Two-thirds Of Humanity - Oxfam

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 2:09 am | Oxfam Aotearoa

The richest 1% of New Zealanders cause double the consumption emissions of all 2 million people who live in Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu and Kiribati, combined. The richest 1 percent of the world’s population produced as much carbon pollution ... More >>

Oxfam Aotearoa: Budget 2023 A Missed Opportunity For Climate Justice That Could Have Devastating Results

Thursday, 18 May 2023, 4:37 pm | Oxfam Aotearoa

Oxfam Aotearoa’s climate justice lead Nick Henry said: “Despite the undeniable urgency of the climate crisis and the imperative to take immediate and bold action, the Government's Budget falls far short of what is required to mitigate and adapt ... More >>

Oxfam Aotearoa: New Offshore Oil And Gas Permit A Betrayal Of The Pacific

Wednesday, 29 March 2023, 10:41 am | Oxfam Aotearoa

“We’re deeply concerned to learn that just as Pacific leaders have launched a call for a Just Transition to a Fossil Fuel Free Pacific, the New Zealand Government has decided to grant a new fossil fuel exploration permit,” says Oxfam Aotearoa ... More >>

Oxfam Reaction: NZ Fossil Of The Day At COP27

Tuesday, 15 November 2022, 10:46 am | Oxfam Aotearoa

Climate Action Network International has awarded the New Zealand government the Fossil of the Day award at COP27 for opposing an agreement to establish a loss and damage finance facility this year. This comes less than a week after the Government ... More >>

Tax Justice Aotearoa Welcomes Green’s Excess Profits Tax Initiative

Sunday, 30 October 2022, 2:55 pm | Oxfam Aotearoa

Tax Justice Aotearoa (TJA) has expressed its support for the Green Party’s initiative in launching a discussion document on the idea of an excess profits tax and the mechanisms for delivering it. “In the wake of Covid-19, when people are struggling and governments ... More >>

Worst Monsoon Rains In Over A Century Submerge Most Of Northeast Bangladesh & Devastate Lives Of Over 4 Million People

Thursday, 23 June 2022, 6:48 am | Oxfam Aotearoa

Monsoon rains, the worst in 122 years, have inundated major rivers in northeastern Bangladesh and submerged thousands of houses, impacting 4.3 million people. The worse is yet to come as flooding intensifies and access to affected areas are hampered, ... More >>

Oxfam Shareholder Resolutions Urge Moderna, Pfizer, And Johnson & Johnson To Address Covid-19 Vaccine Inequity

Friday, 29 April 2022, 5:22 am | Oxfam Aotearoa

In separate virtual addresses to the shareholders of Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Oxfam called on the pharmaceutical corporations to improve COVID-19 vaccine equity and access so that everyone, everywhere has access to these ... More >>

Oxfam Reaction To The IPCC’s Working Group III Report On Climate Change Mitigation

Tuesday, 5 April 2022, 5:08 am | Oxfam Aotearoa

4 April 2022 Responding to the publication today of the IPCC’s Working Group III report on climate change mitigation, Oxfam’s Climate Policy Lead Nafkote Dabi said : “This IPCC report pulls no punches. The bleak and brutal truth about global warming ... More >>

Oxfam Reaction: BioNTech Plans To Ship Vaccine Factory To Africa

Thursday, 17 February 2022, 12:03 pm | Oxfam Aotearoa

Responding to the announcement that v, which could start producing vaccines in the second half of 2023, Oxfam’s Health Policy Manager, Anna Marriott, said: “Efforts to boost vaccine manufacturing in Africa are welcome but this is a long-term project ... More >>

Oxfam Reaction To Recent Civilian Deaths In Airstrikes, Yemen - Tuesday 18 January 2022

Wednesday, 19 January 2022, 11:10 am | Oxfam Aotearoa

Following recent airstrikes in Yemen, Muhsin Sidiqquey Oxfam's country director in Yemen said; “The increase in fighting in Yemen is having a deadly impact and once again it is civilians that are paying the price. The people of Yemen have been ... More >>

World’s Ten Richest Men Double Their Fortunes In Pandemic

Monday, 17 January 2022, 7:14 pm | Oxfam Aotearoa

New billionaire minted every 26 hours, as inequality contributes to the death of one person every four seconds The world’s ten richest men more than doubled their fortunes from US$700 billion to US$1.5 trillion —at a rate of US$15,000 per second ... More >>

Oxfam In Tonga

Sunday, 16 January 2022, 2:42 pm | Oxfam Aotearoa

Following the recent eruption of Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha'apai and the ensuing tsunami, Carlos Caldern Oxfam Aotearoa Humanitarian Lead said: “We share the concern of our Tongan whanau here in Aotearoa, New Zealand, and our heart goes out to all those ... More >>

Rich Countries Have Received More Vaccines In Run-up To Christmas Than African Countries Have All Year

Saturday, 25 December 2021, 6:56 am | Oxfam Aotearoa

The EU, UK and US have received more doses in the last six weeks than African countries have received all year. Global rollout at speed of UK’s booster programme could vaccinate the world by February. At current rates vaccine manufacturers will fail ... More >>

WTO's MC12 Postponement Reaction: Oxfam

Tuesday, 30 November 2021, 9:32 am | Oxfam Aotearoa

Responding to the announcement that World Trade Organisation talks on vaccines due to take place in Geneva next week have been postponed due to concerns over the spread of a new variant of COVID-19 which has emerged in South Africa, People’s Vaccine ... More >>

Oxfam Aotearoa: New Zealand Must Do More For PNG – Urgently

Monday, 15 November 2021, 6:03 pm | Oxfam Aotearoa

In response to the New Zealand government sending a medical and logistics support team to Papua New Guinea (PNG) over the weekend, Oxfam Aotearoa says that while essential supplies and support is a good contribution, the government can, and must, do more. ... More >>

Oxfam Aotearoa Supports Foreign Affairs Ministry Partnering For Resilience Approach To Aotearoa NZ's Pacific Engagement

Wednesday, 3 November 2021, 7:06 pm | Oxfam Aotearoa

Oxfam Aotearoa supports the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Minister Mahuta’s Partnering for Resilience approach to Aotearoa New Zealand’s Pacific engagement.  Oxfam Aotearoa Executive Director Rachael Le Mesurier said: “The Minister’s speech ... More >>

Oxfam Aotearoa: NDC Announcement A Betrayal To Pacific Island Countries

Sunday, 31 October 2021, 5:48 pm | Oxfam Aotearoa

The New Zealand government’s NDC announcement is a betrayal to Pacific Island countries and those on the frontlines of climate change says Oxfam Aotearoa Executive Director Rachael Le Mesurier. The Government’s Nationally Determined Contribution ... More >>

Oxfam: Loss And Damage Report Reveals Significant Gap In NZ Climate Support For The Pacific

Thursday, 28 October 2021, 6:24 am | Oxfam Aotearoa

Oxfam Aotearoa along with Oxfam Australia, and Oxfam in the Pacific have released a new report titled Breaking through red lines . Oxfam says that the report draws attention to gaps in the latest funds announced for overseas climate action by the ... More >>

OECD Tax Deal Is A Mockery Of Fairness: Oxfam

Saturday, 9 October 2021, 5:40 pm | Oxfam Aotearoa

In response to the OECD’s tax deal announced today, Oxfam’s Tax Policy Lead Susana Ruiz said: "Today's tax deal was meant to end tax havens for good. Instead it was written by them." "This deal is a shameful and dangerous capitulation ... More >>





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