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Sandy and climate change: All in this together | Oxfam America The Politics of Poverty Blog

by Heather Coleman In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, we are experiencing a potential shift in the political tides on climate change. Mayor Bloomberg’s endorsement of President Obama Thursday, citing climate change, thrust climate issues into the political debate. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy have also made strong statements calling climate change a reality and ...

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Land sold off and used for biofuels could have fed 1 billion people: report | RT

2 million kilometers of foreign purchased land in developing countries is either idle or used for Western biofuel production, according to a British charity. Oxfam’s report estimates an area the size of London is sold every six days. The report states that between 2000 and 2010, 60% of investment in agricultural land by foreign traders occurred in developing countries with ...

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Africa’s land-grab disaster in waiting | farmlandgrab.org

BY ALEX AWITI A new report by Oxfam, a leading international relief agency, warns that climate change will increase the frequency of large spikes in global food prices, leading to more hungry people around the world. Besides climate change, rapid population growth, higher per capita incomes, rapid urbanization, changing diets in developing countries and rising demand for biofuel feedstocks, are ...

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Impact of climate change on food prices is underestimated, Oxfam warns | guardian.co.uk

Climate change’s impact on future food prices is being underestimated, Oxfam warned in a report on Wednesday. The development charity predicts that massive price spikes will be a devastating blow to the world’s poorest people who today spend up to 75% of their income on food…. Its report, Extreme Weather, Extreme Price, suggests extreme weather events such as droughts and ...

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Oxfam Warns Sanctions Could Be a Tipping Point as Malians Face a Triple Food, Security and Political Crisis | Common Dreams

MALI – April 5 – International agency Oxfam today warned that sanctions imposed on Mali could have devastating consequences on 3.5m people already at risk of hunger, if humanitarian needs are not safeguarded. The agency called for countries in the region to review the imposition of sanctions to ensure populations are protected, and promote diplomatic efforts to find a political ...

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A Safe and Just Space for Humanity: Can we live within the doughnut? | Oxfam

Humanity’s challenge in the 21st century is to eradicate poverty and achieve prosperity for all within the means of the planet’s limited natural resources. In the run-up to Rio+20, this discussion paper presents a visual framework – shaped like a doughnut – which brings planetary boundaries together with social boundaries, creating a safe and just space between the two, in ...

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Agencies say Pakistan flood aid ‘drying up’ | Al Jazeera

Vital flood relief efforts for five million people affected by floods in Pakistan’s south could be cut because of a shortfall of foreign donations, international aid groups have warned. Less than a third, about 27 per cent, of a $357m floods appeal by the United Nations for 2011 has so far been met. Oxfam, Save the Children, CARE, and the ...

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Food prices to double by 2030, Oxfam warns | The Guardian

The average price of staple foods will more than double in the next 20 years, leading to an unprecedented reversal in human development, Oxfam has warned. The world’s poorest people, who spend up to 80% of their income of food, will be hit hardest according to the charity. It said the world is entering an era of permanent food crisis, ...

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