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The applause of Cancun: a signpost of hope for a safe climate future

As another year of climate negotiations comes to an end there is cause for celebration. In the final hours of a long and exhausting two weeks a firm foundation for a climate treaty was established and confidence in the UN process was renewed. Read more »
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Delivering your climate message to Minister Combet

Last week we asked you to send in your climate change ‘message in a bottle’, which were delivered to government delegations at the global talks in Cancun. We also took your messages direct to the Australian government – here’s what Climate Change Minister Greg Combet had to say as he read over your thoughts, requests and demands. Read more »
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Cancun: steps towards a global climate agreement

Oxfam’s Climate Change Campaign Coordinator Cara Bevington gives a brief rundown on the outcome of the recent climate talks in Cancun, Mexico Read more »
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Tears and cheers in the Plenary hall. Signs of progress?

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I just witnessed a sign of great hope at the climate talks in Cancun. Today new drafts of the new climate agreement were released. Initial responses have been mostly positive and it appears that there has been significant compromise from many countries. Read more »
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Agreement in Cancun

Oxfam New Zealand Executive Director Barry Coates writes from the United Nations climate conference in Cancun, Mexico, where the contrast to the last hours of Copenhagen could not be more stark. Read more »
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Delivering your #tweetbottle messages

Yesterday, our team took your #tweetbottle climate messages directly to the COP16 climate negotiations currently underway in Cancun, Mexico. Read more »
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Australia commits to flexibility in Cancun? Time will tell.

Today, I had the opportunity to attend a brief press conference with Mark Dreyfus, the Australian Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency. I asked him how Australia is being flexible and constructive in Cancun. Are we being a leader and contributing the strong outcome that the world needs? Read more »
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Climate talks hanging in the balance

Balance is the key word at the climate negotiations in Cancun. It is on the lips of negotiators from all around the world, including Australia’s own climate change Minister, Greg Combet. The world needs more than incremental movement, and a safe climate future is hanging in the balance. Read more »
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Yes we Can(cun)

UK Climate Tracker Anna Collins reports on a big win for the youth of the world, with the passing of Article 6 (formal and non formal education, awareness raising and public participation) at the Cancun climate talks Read more »
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Ursula’s message to Cancun

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Our friends at Oxfam New Zealand talk to Ursula Rakova from the Carteret Islands shortly before she left for the climate talks in Cancun Read more »