Tagged: Oxfam

Food, Fossil Fuels and Filthy Finance - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Oct 23, 2014

It is depressingly apparent that powerful forces in the global economy are set to carry on with the exploration for and use of fossil fuels as a primary source of energy for decades to come. Oxfam has produced a report identifying the confluence of fossil fuel companies, governments and investors which givers momentum to the […] … Read More

Oxfam: saving the tava’e (and the world) - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Aug 29, 2014

This guest post is by Oxfam NZ‘s (relatively) new director, Rachael Le Mesurier. She’s off to the UN conference on Small Island Developing States in Apia next week, and here provides an interesting overview of the climate, sea level and other issues that are going to be on the agenda. The national leaders of some […] … Read More

Climate Voter: new campaign to put climate on NZ election agenda - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jun 24, 2014

A non-partisan campaign to put action on climate change at the centre of the coming election campaign was launched at the weekend (NZ Herald, RNZ). Climate Voter, a joint initiative by Forest & Bird, Generation Zero, 350 Aoteoroa, Greenpeace, Oxfam and WWF, is using social media to drive the campaign, and will host a debate […] … Read More

Oxfam NZ Election Debate: Climate change - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Nov 09, 2011

Environment minister Nick Smith, Labour’s David Parker and the Green Party’s Kennedy Graham debate climate policy in these edited highlights from the first of Oxfam NZ’s election debates, held last week in Auckland. Debate ranged from whether New Zealand can become carbon-free to the likelihood of a cross-party agreement on long-term issues that last more [...] … Read More

Oxfam on food justice: clearheaded and admirable - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Jun 22, 2011

I thought of Oxfam’s recent report on food justice while I was reviewing Christian Parenti’s book Tropic of Chaos. He wrote of how climate change impacts are compounding the existing economic and political problems of many poorer populations. This is also very evident in Oxfam’s report on the alarming new surge in hunger as higher [...] … Read More

Key contradictions - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Jun 09, 2011

Gareth’s post on James Hansen’s talk at the University of Canterbury carried a link to a recent report that the Prime Minister supports the intentions of Solid Energy to develop the Southland lignite fields. The contrast between the warnings of Hansen and the bland assumptions of Key was painful. Key speaks straight business as usual: [...] … Read More

Coates in Cancún: we have no more time - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Dec 06, 2010

Oxfam NZ’s Barry Coates continues his series of on the spot reports from Cancún: in this episode, he looks at the way international negotiations work… Negotiations have picked up pace in Cancún. But it is impossible not to feel frustrated with how long it has taken to get to this point. The problem is not [...] … Read More

Coates in Cancún: the stakes are high - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Dec 02, 2010

This is the first in a series of guest blogs from the Cancun climate conference by Oxfam NZ’s executive director Barry Coates. I’m sitting in the warm evening air of Cancun after the first day of the climate change talks. It was quite a trip getting here – I came from Timor Leste and the [...] … Read More

Outtasite (Outta Mind) - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Oct 29, 2010

Hot Topic has frequently given credence and drawn attention to Oxfam’s reports on how climate change is already seriously affecting populations in developing countries.  (Some examples here and here and here.) It is therefore pleasing to see that a complaint to the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) regarding an Oxfam poster has been rejected. The [...] … Read More