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Caravan of hope

Blog: Climate change campaigning: An artist, a farmer and a caravan

Recently we bought you news about the Trans-African Caravan of Hope as it began the 4,000 mile journey from Burundi to South Africa for COP 17, taking in ten countries along the way. As the caravan heads south, towards Durban, we caught up with two of the caravanites.

Alexis Phiri is a Zambian artist, writer and climate change activist.

Blog: How old will you be in 2050?

This was asked by one of the international youth in the first negotiations in Bonn last March.

See what the Chair of one of the sessions had to answer:

 

Quelques minutes avant l’inauguration de la réunion sur le changement climatique à Bonn, en Allemagne. Crédit: Ainhoa Goma/Oxfam

Blog: De petits détails pour de grandes avancées

Tic-tac, tic-tac, tic-tac….Le compte à rebours est en marche. La course contre la montre en vue du plus grand accord sur le changement climatique à commencé. Les leaders du monde entier vont décider en décembre prochain, à Copenhague, comment faire face au changement climatique et à toutes les conséquences désastreuses qu’il provoque.

 Minutes before the inauguration of the Climate Change meeting in Bonn. Credit: Ainhoa Goma/Oxfam

Blog: The small print of a big agreement

Tck….tck…..tck. The clock is ticking. The final countdown to the biggest climate agreement has started. World leaders will decide this December in Copenhagen how the world is going to deal with climate change and all its devastating consequences. The fine print of this United Nations agreement is being discussed starting from today in the German city of Bonn, from where Oxfam will be blogging.

Delay kills

Blog: Delay kills

So I'm sitting down to write today's blog, with my socks on the radiator and my free UN mittens on my icy feet, when I get the call. "Al Gore's giving a speech at 1.15!".  I had been about to describe in great detail the new Oxfam ice sculpture that was carved this morning at the entrance to the UN Climate Talks here in Poznan - in two massive blocks of ice - the cold, hard truth - "Delay Kills".

Blog: Global artists and leaders join Oxfam’s call for climate action

As ministers and leaders arrived yesterday in Poznan (Poland) for the last sprint of the UN Climate change conference in Poznan, 19 famous names called on wealthy nations to take the lead on climate change by making massive cuts in pollution.

Blog: Ever needed to evacuate your home 25 times?

Some people in Bangladesh have. Floods are actually part of their normal way of life. Now imagine you are one of them.

Blog: Our canvases will speak for us

“Though the voices of our communities will not be heard directly, our canvas will speak for us,” Chris Dala, Malaita, Solomon Islands

Climate change hits poor people first and worst. This is what illustrates Oxfam’s exhibition "Canvas for Change" just launched today at the UN Climate Negotiations in Poznan, Poland.

Blog: Towards a Copernican Revolution on Climate?

“Since nothing prevents the Earth from moving, I suggest that we should now consider also whether several motions suit it, so that it can be regarded as one of the planets. For, it is not the center of all the revolutions.”

Nicolaus Copernicus, was a Polish astronomer who put an end to the belief that the earth was the center of the universe.

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