UN Climate Change Conference

Malaiko lives in Bislie IDP center, Siti region, Ethiopia. Credit: Abiy Getahun/Oxfam

Blog: Why the US is now more isolated than ever in the climate change fight

With Syria's announcement today that it will join the Paris Agreement on climate change, the US is the only country leaving this key global agreement. So what does this really mean?

Zolani Mahola, one of the People Power artists. Photo: 350.org

Blog: Help us build a ‘Radio Wave’ for climate action

With song and stories, people around the world are taking to the radio airwaves, sharing the realities of the climate crisis and calling on people to take action in the lead up to the 2011 UN Climate negotiations in Durban, South Africa. 

From 21 November through 2 December 350.org, supported by Oxfam, are inviting people to use the power of song and our voices to take the climate movement to the airwaves.

Blog: ¡Atención! ¡Tiburones al acecho!

Al igual que en la última ronda de conversaciones de la ONU en Bonn, los delegados se sorprendieron al encontrar un 'prestamista' tratando de dar dinero a los países en desarrollo para salvar el clima.

Un grupo de activistas de Oxfam rodeados por un tiburón protestaron y mostraron su indignación ante los planes para ofrecer «préstamos de adaptación al clima" a los países pobres - en lugar de ofrecer ayudas reales sin contraprestaciones. 

Blog: Watch out! The loan sharks are about…

As the latest round of United Nations climate talks got underway in Bonn, Germany, yesterday, delegates were surprised to find a loan shark (as desperate and dodgy as you can imagine) trying to give climate finance loans to developing countries.

A group of Oxfam activists surrounded the shark with loud shouts of protest, as part of a stunt organized by Oxfam, to show outrage at plans to offer 'climate adaptation loans’ to poor countries -- instead of offering grants.

Blog: Ask the Japanese Prime Minister to be a climate leader at Copenhagen

Watch Junichi and Shoya's message to Prime Minister Hatoyama, of Japan, and then send your own message to the Prime Minister, by asking him to show climate leadership at the UN Climate Conference in Copenhagen, by sending him a message on his comment board.

Here is an example of what you may want to say to the Prime Minister.

Tuvalu demonstration in front of the Copenhagen talks plenary room. Credit: Ainhoa Goma/Oxfam

Blog: Even the quiet days are noisy at the UN Climate Change Conference

When you ask people what happened yesterday in the negotiations at the COP , they’ll say – not much. Delegates were hunkered down in side rooms and there were no major sessions taking place. But it’s interesting how steamy a ‘not much’ day can be. And it feels like the temperature is rising quite quickly.

Dancing flash mob at the Copenhagen Summit. Credit: Rully Rayoga/ Oxfam

Blog: Reflections on Day 1 of the UN Climate Conference

The queues for the Bella Centre started just after dawn. Yesterday the building was quiet and clean as a church. It’s lunchtime on the first day and already the place looks more like a students union. The Oxfam team is huddled near the entrance to the media centre –we’ve just had our first squabble over plugpoints.

The first ‘incident’ has just occurred – this time it was a group of kids doing a kooky and good tempered ‘climate dance’, but the tone of direct actions inside the Bella Centre is likely to sour pretty quickly. 

Blog: 10 million voices demand a FAB Climate Deal

Yesterday, the voices of 10 million people from around the world, who have demanded a FAB deal on climate, were handed to the Head of the UN Climate Conference, Yvo de Boer and the Danish Climate Minister and President of this conference, Connie Hedegaard.  Look at more photos of the hand-in on our Flickr page.

Blog: Going underwater to bring the reality of climate change to Copenhagen

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