climate adaptation

14,000 people got out and marched in Ostend during COP21 talks. Photo: Oxfam Solidarité

Blog: COP21: Three perspectives on the Paris climate deal

As the COP21 talks end, we speak to three people from around the world to get their highlight of COP21, their views on the outcomes of the climate talks, and what they think the next steps for the climate movement are after Paris.

Virginia Ñuñonca sees the climate changing in Peru. Photo: Percy Ramírez/Oxfam

Blog: One woman’s story of fighting climate change – and how you can join her

Virginia’s story

“I see the climate is changing a lot,” says Virginia Ñuñonca, a farmer and community leader in the Peruvian highlands. “Before it wasn’t like this. Sometimes these days, with the cold and the frost, the grass gets really dry.”

Virginia has experienced first-hand the single biggest threat to the fight against hunger: climate change. It’s already making people hungry. Around the world wild weather and unpredictable seasons are causing chaos for farmers. Food prices are going up. Food quality is going down. Soon climate change will affect what all of us eat.

COP22 in Morocco, Nov 2016

Blog: 5 key takeaways from COP22

COP22 was a defiant call to action from developing countries in the wake of the US election result, while rich countries continued to neglect the need for new funds to support those most vulnerable to climate change.

Fatuma Roble Maidane, of Fadeto IDP center, Ethiopia. Dec 2015 Photo: Abiy Getahun/Oxfam

Blog: Experts say inaction on climate change is top global risk for the next decade

For the first time, the flagship Global Risk Report of the World Economic Forum has found that insufficient action on climate change is the greatest threat to societal stability the world faces.

Severe drought in Mauritania, 2012. Photo: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

Blog: Climate change and hunger: El Niño could push us into unchartered waters

Millions of poor people face hunger and poverty this year and next because of droughts and erratic rains as global temperatures reach record levels and because of the onset of a powerful El Nino, the climatic phenomenon that develops in the tropical Pacific which can bring extreme weather to several regions.

Andrew Roland, 42, lost his house after Cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu on 13 March 2015. Credit: Vlad Sokhin/Panos/OxfamAUS

Blog: In the wake of Cyclone Pam, ambitious climate change action is vital in 2015

Ambitious climate change action is vital in 2015, in the post 2015 development agenda and at the Paris climate talks later this year. Indeed, action on climate change, disaster risk reduction and sustainable development are all intrinsically linked.

5 critical things we learned from the latest IPCC report on climate change

Blog: 5 critical things we learned from the latest IPCC report on climate change

Today leading international experts on climate change, the IPCC, presented their latest report on the impacts of climate change on humanity, and what we can do about it. It’s a lengthy report, so we’ve boiled it down to Oxfam's five key takeaways on climate change and hunger.

1. Climate change: the impacts on crops are worse than we thought.

Climate change has already meant declines in global yields of staple crops, and it is set to get worse.

On the road, Northern Cebu. Photo: Vincent Malasador/Oxfam

Blog: I’ve seen how climate change makes people hungry - We must act now

Typhoon Haiyan, the biggest storm to ever make landfall, devastated my homeland. Three days later I attended the opening of the UN climate change talks in Poland.

Productor de arroz Ying Ang en la ciudad Sampong enseña los granos de arroz de la estación seca. Foto: Jack Picone / Oxfam

Blog: Hambre y calentamiento global

Cuando me subo en mi coche, me subo en un vehículo diseñado para llevarme de A a B de forma segura. Tiene cinturones de seguridad, airbag y un número cada vez mayor de dispositivos electrónicos de aviso. La circulación está regulada por multitud de normas y códigos (límites de seguridad, semáforos, etc.) y es vigilada por cámaras y policía. En los países en los que se han implantado estos sistemas, se ha conseguido reducir enormemente la tasa de accidentes a pesar del aumento del tráfico.

Rice farmer Ying Ang in Sampong village holds grains of dry-season rice. Photo: Jack Picone/Oxfam

Blog: Why the system for managing the world’s food and climate needs to be more like my car

Today, Oxfam is publishing a briefing on its ‘food and climate justice’ campaign. Here’s a post I wrote for the launch.


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