Subject: climate change

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In Nicaragua, 64000 jobs were lost in 2013 due to the destruction of coffee plantations caused by the roya (coffee rust). These numbers are likely to increase in the years to come. (Credit: Mathieu-Etienne Gagnon/Oxfam)

Prolonged drought, rising temperatures and coffee rust — the growing crisis in Central America

Increasingly severe climate conditions are having a devastating impact on food security and livelihoods in Central America. Here, John Magrath looks at how prolonged droughts alone are serious concern,...

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Filling the Green Climate Fund – working out a fair shares system

The Green Climate Fund will soon be open for business, but what's the fairest way for it to be filled in order to reach the goal of $15 billion? Kiri Hanks shares Oxfam's analysis. ...

Oxfam's Vincent Malasador gives support and reassurance to a recipient during the distribution of hygiene items in Paypay north Cebu in November,2013.

The days after the storm - a year on from typhoon Haiyan

Vincent Malasador, DRR Programme Officer for Oxfam in the Philippines, was part of the rapid assessment team that responded to typhoon Haiyan in the immediate aftermath. Here he shares his memories...

Open pit mining at Jaenschwalde, Germany. Photo: Christian Mang/Greenpeace

Why tackling global poverty means we must break our fossil fuel addiction

Climate change is already making people hungry. As we launch our new briefing paper calling for tougher action on fossil fuels, our campaigns director Ben Phillips explains why we need to break our...

Food giants such as General Mills are listening.

Food giants are listening to demands for sustainability

In February 2013 we launched the Behind the Brands campaign with an assessment of the social and environmental policies of the world's ten largest food and beverage companies. The campaign has...

Campaigners at the London People's Climate March on 21 September 2014. Credit: Sara Johnson / Oxfam

The good news about climate change?

This week's UN summit on climate change was, in many ways, a missed opportunity to prevent suffering and hunger. This is not good news, but the work does not stop here. Catherine Meredith reviews...

Shamim, 12, washes cloths in the standing flood water next to the village of Geo Kaloi, in Digree, Meerpur Khas, 2012. Credit: Asim Hafeez/Oxfam GB

Extreme weather and food insecurity - a sign of things to come?

The number of extreme weather events around the world appears to be increasing, and this is impacting on global food security. Here Dr. John Ingram of the Environmental Change Institute at Oxford...

Heavy rain

Let’s get down to business at the UN Climate Summit

Business has a key role to play in tackling global climate change. In the run-up to the UN climate summit on Tuesday Danielle Smith reviews promising new business initiatives, and introduces...

At home in Bosset Woreda, Ethiopia with Leake Borana preparing breakfast of roasted corn kernels with her daughter Korie Dechesa (11). Credit: Aubrey Wade/Oxfam

How are environmental shocks related to food security?

Extreme weather events can increase the likelihood of household hunger and child stunting, but previous episodes of food insecurity may be even more important. Richard King, Policy Research Adviser,...

"Chorti" Indigenous woman of the community of Tunuco Arriba Jocotan (Guatemala). Saul Martinez/Oxfam

Could coffee rust and El Niño cause hunger for millions?

John Magrath explains how poor coffee harvests and drought are already threatening millions in Central America with hunger. Now, with meteorologists predicting an onset of El Niño later this year,...

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