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

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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.

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Delivering your climate message to Minister Combet

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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.

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Cancun: steps towards a global climate agreement

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Oxfam’s Climate Change Campaign Coordinator Cara Bevington gives a brief rundown on the outcome of the recent climate talks in Cancun, Mexico

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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.

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Agreement in Cancun

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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.

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Delivering your #tweetbottle messages

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Yesterday, our team took your #tweetbottle climate messages directly to the COP16 climate negotiations currently underway in Cancun, Mexico.

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Australia commits to flexibility in Cancun? Time will tell.

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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?

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Climate talks hanging in the balance

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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.

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Yes we Can(cun)

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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

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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

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Calling for a fair, global climate fund

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Oxfam has joined with 215 other organisations in calling for the establishment of a fair global climate fund at COP-16 that will meet the needs and interests and protect the rights of the most vulnerable communities and people around the world.

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Welcome Minister. It’s time to roll up your sleeves

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Australia’s Minister for Climate Change, the Hon Greg Combet, has arrived in Cancun, landing himself in the middle of tense and fragile negotiations. Taking on the role of co-facilitating the negotiations on finance, technology and capacity building, he has a unique opportunity to steer one of the more important outcomes of these climate talks.

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Beyond the US vs China on climate

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International attention has focused on the US and China this year – over the global economy as much as the fight against climate change – but Cancun is about much more than a G2 world. Despite what you might read – the climate change debate is about much more than the US vs. China.

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Christiana Figueres on hope and necessity

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Last week the trackers had the opportunity to meet with the UNFCCC executive Christiana Figueres, and talk about the status of the Cancun talks and her motivations for working with countries to find common ground to make real progress on addressing climate change.

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Cancun: Message in a bottle

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As we move into the second week of the UN climate summit, we need you to help us send a message of urgency to government representatives meeting in Cancún, Mexico, including Australia’s own Minister for Climate Change, Greg Combet.

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A fair global climate fund – vital, and within reach?

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Oxfam volunteer Jessie had the opportunity to ask Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Development Mark Dreyfus some important questions on Australia’s action on climate change, before he headed off to the Cancun climate talks.

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Fighting for survival in Cancun

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Amidst the coordinated frenzy of the Cancun climate talks, Climate Tracker Phil had the privilege of catching up with Pelenise Alofa from Kiribati and Fiji to hear about her story and reflections upon the current climate negotiations underway.

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Kicking Kyoto around in Cancun

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In the third day of the Cancun climate talks, tension lingers in the air. Everyone is talking about the Kyoto Protocol, with the media in particular making a lot about an announcement by Japan against the continuation of Kyoto protocol. However, it is not as bad as it seems.

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Welcome to Cancun

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Our Climate Tracker Phil reports from the first day of the 2010 UN Climate Summit in Cancun, Mexico, with a sense of both optimism and frustration.

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Oxfam International Honorary President: Why I’m going to Cancun

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Mary Robinson, Honorary President of Oxfam International outlines her reasons (and hopes) for attending the climate negotiations currently underway in Cancun, Mexico.

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Ask your climate negotiator

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We sat down with Australia’s Ambassador for Climate Change, Louise Hand to ask her a set of questions regarding the 2010 UN Climate Summit in Cancun. What would you ask Louise?

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An open letter to climate negotiators

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Oxfam Global Ambassadors Scarlett Johansson, Gael García Bernal and Bill Nighy have joined Oxfam to call on international negotiators to protect the world’s poor from climate catastrophe at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Cancun

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Tracking Cancun for a safe Climate

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Cancun, Mexico is often associated with being a popular holiday location for fun seeking American students, yet for two weeks from November 29th, the coastal city will be host to the 2010 UN Climate Summit. We’re hoping that this will mean that there will be a little less tequila and more politically inspired discussion…

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Mexico here we come

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In the lead up to the UNFCCC in Cancun, Mexico the issue of climate change is not getting much media attention. With the first agreement period of the Kyoto Protocol due to run out in 2012 it is time that countries of the globe reach a new and binding agreement.

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