Oxfam Policy & Practice - Climate Change Publicationsuuid:03289585-aa85-48e1-9f49-c39a155ec401;id=4702017-02-23T07:13:52Z70243c6d-a2e4-4190-8deb-0a0b2016e358Our Seeds: Lessons from the drought. Voices of farmers in Zimbabwe2016-12-17T00:29:35Z<p>Zimbabwean smallholder farmers consider seed security to be an issue of national security. For them, access to the right seeds at the right time, and for the right price, is critical to being able to produce enough food to eat in the face of growing climate disruption. Farmer seed systems and community seed banks provide an important safety net for cash-strapped, vulnerable people. They also help...1467fd1f-1bdd-486b-9578-91ce0751e8db‘The Longest Lean Season’: How urgent action is needed to counter the devastating humanitarian impacts of the El Niño drought in Southern Africa2016-11-21T00:12:16Z<p>Although the El Niño weather event has ended, the humanitarian needs resulting from the drought in Southern Africa remain huge, and are still deepening. With the next harvests not due until March/April 2017, governments, donors and humanitarian actors must urgently provide food and other assistance to support people through this long, hard lean season. Farmers desperately need seeds and fertilizers...8cb5a174-7a1f-4d50-aa10-9b8b6c2c95fbClimate Finance Shadow Report 2016: Lifting the lid on progress towards the $100 billion commitment2016-11-07T00:06:40Z<p>In the global push to tackle climate change, international climate finance is essential. Climate finance, both public and private, helps developing countries adapt to climate extremes and develop in a low carbon way.</p>
<p>This briefing examines reported international public climate finance flows, taking into account the funding commitments of developed countries under the United Nations Framework...704451b3-9a14-44fc-ac49-a10deebcdfceBurning Land, Burning the Climate: The biofuel industry's capture of EU bioenergy policy2016-11-23T00:28:03Z<p>There is overwhelming evidence of the harm caused by the European Union’s current bioenergy policy to people in developing countries, to the climate and to Europe’s own sustainable development. The policy is on a collision course with the Paris climate agreement and the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.</p>
<p>This briefing follows the trail of destruction left by the policy on...00bb9e1e-f4d0-48fe-81a5-8ca906c48760Malawi2020: Vulnerability and Risk Assessment in the tea industry2016-10-30T00:17:34+01:00<p class="text"><span>In June 2016, Oxfam conducted a </span><a href="http://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/our-work/climate-change-drr/vulnerability-risk-assessment"><span>Vulnerability and Risk Assessment</span></a><span> (VRA) exercise in Mulanje, Southern Malawi, in the context of the </span><a href="http://malawitea2020.com/"><span>Malawi2020</span></a><span> Tea Revitalization Programme (Malawi2020)....0d83e7f5-f3fd-41c9-a249-5c3f3ff2f9cfResilience in Chad: Impact evaluation of reinforcing resilience capacity and food security in Bahr el Gazal and Guéra2016-10-23T00:23:33+01:00<p>This evaluation is presented as part of the Effectiveness Review Series 2014/15, selected for review under the resilience thematic area. This report documents the findings of a quasi-experimental evaluation carried out in December 2014 that sought to assess the impact of the activities of two projects: the ‘reinforcing resilience capacity in Bahr el Gazal’ project, and the ‘Improving the Food Security...b8cbbebc-6ee6-4355-8a00-60176dced232Consolidated Gender Analysis for the Ethiopian Drought Response2016-10-23T00:23:31+01:00<p>This report is the first to be published by the project ‘Institutionalising Gender in Emergencies’, which is funded by the European Community Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO) and implemented by Oxfam in Dominican Republic, Pakistan, Ethiopia and South Sudan. It is a gender analysis developed in collaboration with CARE Ethiopia and combines a desk review with primary field research in Ethiopia, focusing...f70c5720-b685-49c7-94a0-417a826cab23Making Maize Markets Work For All in Southern Africa2016-10-23T00:23:28+01:00<p>In most of sub-Saharan Africa, maize is a staple food crop – grown on some 33 million hectares of the total 194 million hectares of cultivated land. Southern African also has some of the highest malnutrition rates in the world. Small-scale maize producers in the region face numerous obstacles and are both buyers and sellers of maize. So how maize markets work is fundamentally important – and currently...dd67d997-ee1d-4810-8768-d91fd7fcb517A Preventable Crisis: El Niño and La Niña events need earlier responses and a renewed focus on prevention2016-10-23T00:23:15+01:00<p>The devastating impacts of the 2015–16 El Niño will be felt well into 2017. This crisis was predicted, yet overall, the response has been too little too late. The looming La Niña event may further hit communities that are already deeply vulnerable. To end this cycle of failure, there is an urgent need for humanitarian action where the situation is already dire, to prepare for La Niña later this...0c0079ab-c686-4054-9d37-4aca5c22bf00Briefing note on the Africa Climate Change Resilience Alliance (ACCRA)2016-10-23T00:23:42+01:00<p>The Africa Climate Change Resilience Alliance (ACCRA) has been working over the last 7 years (from November 2009 to December 2016) to influence climate resilience policy and practice in Uganda, Mozambique and Ethiopia. </p>
<p>This brief highlights ACCRA's unique contribution to enhancing the governance of adaptation and planning processes through a multistakeholder process that builds on:<br />(a)...cdc4f38b-ab71-43ca-8dec-c3a9f4835f11Feeding Climate Change: What the Paris Agreement means for food and beverage companies2016-07-23T00:25:31+01:00<p>The Paris Agreement marked a major breakthrough in support for climate action from many parts of the business community, including from key actors in the food and beverage sector. But despite significant progress, much work remains both to cut greenhouse gas emissions and to support the millions of people already hit by climate change.</p><p>As one of the sectors that is at highest risk of being...86f77665-0f87-4ba9-aeb2-3b60e9e1c2e8Five Critical Factors for Working Well in Partnerships2016-05-29T00:26:35+01:00<p class="Coverintroduction">What are the critical factors in managing a good partnership? My experience coordinating the REE-CALL (Resilience through Economic Empowerment, Climate Change Adaptation, Leadership and Learning) programme in Bangladesh over the past five years has taught me that no matter how big the programme, or how complex, success depends on five critical factors.</p>
<p class="1Ahead"><strong>Partnering...943c2c5f-c0c6-4302-8b7b-81bd400eb8beHow We Set Up a Network of Partners to Achieve Greater Influence2016-05-29T00:26:37+01:00<p class="Coverintroduction">This paper examines how networking and networks can be used as a tool to develop partnerships. This analysis aims to answer several key questions, such as: 'Why is networking important?' 'How will networking impact the development of projects and activities?'</p>
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<p class="text">To do the work it does,...ccdeef37-fee3-4538-b4f2-a0506a4afbcfComment bien gérer un partenariat dans le cadre d’une intervention humanitaire2016-05-30T00:08:04+01:00<p class="Coverintroduction"><span lang="FR">Durant deux années, Haïti est frappé successivement de plusieurs catastrophes, le cout humain est considérable, comment faire face? Oxfam tente alors de renouer des liens avec une organisation locale avec qui il y avait eu des différends dans le passé.</span></p>
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<p class="text">Le...4fbe46ff-fc43-4aaf-a3d2-2778a31dbdb1Setting and Implementing Science-Based Targets: Recommendations for food and beverage companies2016-05-28T00:18:58+01:00<p>The food and beverage sector is both a significant driver of global climate change and among the sectors most adversely affected. Food and beverage companies have a major role in reducing global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and in ensuring that the long term mitigation goal established in Paris at COP 21 is translated into action.</p>
<p>This technical briefing highlights the need for food and...c855e40c-7874-4e94-a6c0-16afb1c2d16fEvaluation of General Mills’ and Kellogg’s GHG Emissions Targets and Plans: Independent Assessment conducted by Winston Eco-Strategies for Oxfam’s Behind the Brands Initiative2016-06-12T00:21:27+01:00<p>Extreme weather is threatening food supply chains around the world. The food and agriculture sector has a significant stake in mitigating climate change but is also responsible for up to 25 percent of total global emissions. The largest food and beverage companies have responded to the challenge, in part by setting targets to reduce emissions, mostly from their own operations.</p>
<p>Oxfam’s Behind...d09badaf-a1dd-4b97-9460-76198d77d24bHot, Hungry and Starved of Investment: Supporting smallholders to build a climate-resilient agricultural sector in southern Africa2016-11-05T00:22:39Z<p class="text"><span>As the African Development Bank meets in southern Africa, one of the strongest and most sustained El Niño events on record – turbocharged by climate change – is causing severe drought, failed harvests and a hunger crisis across the region. This is being made worse by record high temperatures as a result of global warming. Women farmers are on the front line of climate change,...b9b85314-a9f2-4f7d-824f-02c9c9bc2989Unfinished Business: How to close the post-Paris adaptation finance gap2016-06-30T00:05:33+01:00<p class="MsoNormal">Climate change is a brutal reality confronting millions of the world’s most vulnerable people. Their need for financial support to adapt to climate extremes is urgent and rising.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">International support for adaptation falls well short of what is needed. Latest estimates indicate that only 16 percent of international climate finance is currently dedicated...cc0ce4ca-802a-4ba6-a60c-8a42fa535724What Will Become of Us? Voices from around the world on drought and El Niño2016-10-30T00:17:25+01:00<p>About 60 million people across Southern Africa and the Horn, Central America, and the Pacific face worsening hunger and poverty due to droughts and crop failures in 2014–15 that have been exacerbated by the El Niño weather system in 2015–16. This number is likely to rise. The international response is working, but much more is needed and long-term solutions must be found.
<p>This report...cbc6790d-687e-4a0a-b991-727a2a6f48fbEl Niño in Ethiopia: Programme observations on the impact of the Ethiopia drought and recommendations for action2016-02-25T00:02:38Z<p>Ethiopia is facing a massive drought and food insecurity crisis. The impact of failed rains and droughts have been worsened by the 2015 El Niño, which itself has been supercharged by climate change. Urgent humanitarian action is needed to support millions of people who have lost food, water and livelihoods. And long-term investment is needed so that communities can become more resilient and reduce...