The Politics of Poverty

Ideas and analysis from Oxfam America's policy experts

April, 2012 - Make-shift solar panels charge up mobile phones in Burkina Faso. Photo: Andy Hall/Oxfam Great Britain Climate change

One SDG to rule them all?

There are 17 Global Goals in all, but Goal 7 – affordable, reliable and sustainable modern energy for all – might have the most riding on it.

Eric Pyne, 31, is a married father of five boys and a farmer in Komonah village. 

Equatorial Palm Oil (EPO), is rapidly expanding its operations in Liberia and plans to clear tens of thousands of hectares of land to grow palm oil to sell in domestic markets and for export to Asia, Europe and the United States. The deforestation and land use change threatens the food security and livelihoods of local communities and will release large amounts of greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere contributing to climate change that makes people hungry. Local people fear that the company plans to clear forests that the community relies on to farm and feed their family. Photo: Anna Fawcus/Oxfam America Climate change

Paying for climate change in supply chains

If clothing brands can be held responsible for the compensation of workers in their supply chains, why not food & agriculture companies for climate impacts on farmers?

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