Some potential oases on the horizon?
The result has been a disappointing COP so far—with only limited progress on the new agreement, along with a serious stalemate on the finance issues.
When Hurricane Isaac took another punch at the Gulf Coast in late August, it exposed yet again how imperative it is to invest in restoring the region’s battered environment and the economy. Oxfam America has been engaging leaders in the private sector in planning how to make best use of the billions of dollars coming […]
Last week Oxfam, The Nature Conservancy, and Coast Builders Coalition hosted a forum, Rebuilding Our Economy, Restoring Our Environment in Thibodaux, Louisiana—ground zero for some of the most severe climate hazards that Louisiana has experienced. The forum brought together a diverse set of stakeholders from the private sector, government, workforce agencies, conservation and environmental organizations […]
While we know that binding agreements won’t be achieved or new significant sources of financing agreed to, governments can make progress towards addressing a series of critical development and environmental priorities.
Victoria Marzilli is Oxfam America’s new media specialist. This blog was originally published on the Oxfam International’s GROW blog channel. What is the G20? The G20—or group of 20—started as a group of finance ministers and central bank governors from 20 major economies (it’s actually 19 countries, plus the European Union) that gather annually to […]
This blog was written by climate change program director David Waskow. Hurricanes season is upon us (it officially starts tomorrow, June 1). In vulnerable communities in places like Haiti and Central America, everyone knows it’s a time when the consequences of extreme storms can be devastating. But it’s also a moment when businesses should be […]
Politico ran a story last week highlighting what they called the “rebranding” of global warming. Organizers and pollsters from across the country have concluded that the terms “global warming” and “climate change” have been politicized. The case pollsters and communicators make is that campaigners working on these issues need to know their audience – they […]