Climate change has been a significant focus of Oxfam’s work in recent years, rooted in an understanding that we are reaching a climate tipping point, which threatens to wipe out development gains of recent decades. Climate change affects everyone, but the world’s poorest countries and the poorest people within them will be hit hardest, despite being the least responsible for the build-up of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

Until a few years ago, climate change was viewed largely as an environmental concern, of little relevance to development policy makers or practitioners. Oxfam’s work, along ...


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