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Protester holds up a placard at Qatar's first ever rally against climate change. Photo: Richard Casson/Oxfam

Blog: Who will stand up for the poorest countries in a 2015 global climate change deal?

In the middle of the second week of the UN climate change conference in Doha was a simple ceremony to mark the hand-over of the chair of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) negotiating group from Gambia to Nepal. It is undeniable that this group of 48 of the poorest countries in the world in recent years has grown in strength and stature at the climate change negotiating table.

Blog: Live blog: Closing hours of Doha climate summit

Read the latest from behind the scenes with Oxfam's team as UN climate talks draw to a close in Doha, Qatar. (Time stamps are Arabia Standard Time - AST).

A year on from Durban, Lindi and Ndivile bring their story to Doha

Blog: A year on from Durban, Lindi and Ndivile bring their story to Doha

"What the people in there need to understand," Lindi Nzwana says to me as she points her finger toward the door of a meeting room, "is that we cannot wait any longer. For us, climate change is something that we are experiencing today. That we are going through now."

Blog: Time to dig deep in Doha: COP18 and climate finance

Developed countries have come to Doha keen to move on to a new track of negotiations that will result in legally binding commitments to act for all countries in a deal to be struck by 2015. But several critical issues are left unresolved, both in the current track of negotiations and concerning the future of the Kyoto protocol. It is vital these issues are addressed before the talks move on.

Blog: Photo blog: Behind the scenes with Oxfam's team at UN climate talks

Here's a statistic that I found when browsing the archives of the UNFCCC website the other day: At the UN climate talks that took place in Copenhagen in 2009, the US sent a delegation of about 190 people. Eritrea, on the other hand, could afford to send 8.

Blog: Phénomènes météorologiques extrêmes en 2012 : trois faits, trois photos

Tandis que les négociations sur le climat se poursuivent au Qatar, cette semaine, voici un très bref retour sur quelques-uns des événements qui ont contribué à faire de 2012 une année météorologique des plus capricieuses, aux conséquences désastreuses pour notre nourriture et les agriculteurs du monde entier qui la produisent.

FAIT : Juin 2012 a été le 328e mois consécutif où la température mondiale a été supérieure à la moyenne du XXe siècle.

Blog: Three facts and three photos about extreme weather in 2012

As UN climate talks continue in Qatar this week, here's a look at some of what made 2012 another year of extreme weather, with impacts often seen on the food we eat and the farmers who grow it around the world. 

FACT: June 2012 was the 328th consecutive month with a global temperature above the 20th century average

El cambio climático y el otro "abismo fiscal"

Blog: El cambio climático y el otro "abismo fiscal"

Si has seguido de cerca las elecciones en Estados Unidos a principios de este mes, probablemente hayas oído hablar de un inminente "abismo fiscal", un término acuñado para describir la necesidad de crear una nueva legislación para reactivar la economía estadounidense.

La lutte contre le changement climatique face à un autre « mur budgétaire »

Blog: La lutte contre le changement climatique face à un autre « mur budgétaire »

Si vous avez suivi les élections américaines au début du mois, vous aurez très certainement entendu parler de la menace du « mur budgétaire », qui signifie que les États-Unis doivent absolument voter une nouvelle loi pour remettre l’économie américaine sur les rails.

Climate change and the other 'fiscal cliff'

Blog: Climate change and the other 'fiscal cliff'

If you tuned into coverage of the US election earlier this month, you'll almost certainly have heard talk about an impending 'fiscal cliff' – a term that's been coined to describe the need to introduce new legislation to get the US economy on track.

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