Subject: climate change

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Community members gather in Berlin, El Salvador, to discuss the food voucher program. Credit: James Rodriguez/Oxfam America

El Salvador: the struggle to survive El Niño

The global El Niño weather phenomenon is being exacerbated by climate change. The UN's humanitarian agency predicts that in 2016 over 60 million people around the world will be affected by El...

Photo: Conducting a vulnerability risk assessment in Bolgatanga, Ghana. Credit Oxfam

What we've learned about vulnerability assessments and how to do them

How can a development intervention achieve positive change for all, especially the poorest and most marginalised? Conducting a vulnerability risk assessment, using our new guide, would be a good...

Global Landscapes Forum in Paris December 5-6

Will all the gold of Paris shine?

The Paris climate talks concluded last week with an agreement being reached between developed and developing nations. In parallel to these historical negotiations in other meetings across the French...

Celebrities join together in their support of Oxfam's #eyesonparis campaign

COP21: What’s good for the environment is good for the economy

As COP21 continues and the world waits to see if the leaders in Paris can reach a climate saving deal, Ruth Mhlanga, Private Sector Policy Advisor, points to the world's business communities...

A man pushes his bicycle, loaded with melons, past a billboard advertisement for Oman Air’s first class service (2013). Photo: Panos/GMB AKASH

Are some people consuming too much?

The issues of economic inequality and climate change are intrinsically linked. Katherine Trebeck, Policy and Research Advisor, suggests it's time we started talking about the elephant in the...

Climate change costs

State of climate emergency in Paris as COP21 begins

Tracy Carty, Climate Change Policy Advisor, outlines what's at stake at the Paris climate change conference which kicked off with world leaders attending on Monday. Decisions made in the next...

ACCRA and Challenge Fund country teams gathered in December 2014 in Uganda to share experiences and learning about climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction programming. Credit: Audrey Lejeune/Oxfam

Top tips for organising a successful programme learning event

Bringing together people who work in development to share experiences can make us better at overcoming poverty. But to be effective the event must be timely and relevant. Here Audrey Lejeune, Programme...

Shamim, 12, washes cloths in the standing flood water next to the village of Geo Kaloi, in Digree, Meerpur Khas.

Weather alert: an introduction to climate change

Climate change affects many of the communities with which Oxfam works. The impacts on people's lives are real and dangerous. Here John Magrath, Programme Researcher, provides an overview of how...

Emily Alpass demonstrates how to weed an organic paddy field. Credit: Tessa Bunney

Five issues the 2015 climate agreement needs to address

Small scale farmers in Asia and around the world are facing the stark reality of increasingly unpredictable weather patterns. What issues do agricultural communities identify as most important to...

Photo: Jerik Tomada tends to his rice crop. Credit: Simon Rawles/Oxfam

Weathering it out: climate change and farming in Asia

As extreme and unpredictable weather patterns have become the norm many farmers in Asia have used their initiative to diversify their crops and engage in experimentation. But, as Janice Ian Manlutac,...

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