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Alex Johnston

New Zealand Climate Finance

New Zealand’s climate finance lifeline not enough to reach frontline countries – Oxfam

New Zealand’s overseas climate finance is a lifeline to many of the world’s poorest countries and communities on the frontlines of climate change, but the level of funding provided until now falls far below what is needed to meet our international obligations, according to Oxfam figures published today. Oxfam’s new report Standing With The Frontlines, released …

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Green Party MPs Big Hearts

Big Hearts MP Brief

We’ve been meeting with MPs from across the political spectrum to deliver our Big Hearts campaign brief and chat about how New Zealand can stand with the world at this time by boosting our overseas aid and funding of climate action in frontline communities. Read the MP brief here: https://www.bighearts.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Big-Hearts-MP-Brief.pdf  

New Zealand Government

Open letter to the incoming government – time to fix 50 years of a broken promise to the world

As the new government forms and puts together its plans for the term ahead, the world around us is facing big challenges, including the coronavirus pandemic and runaway climate destruction. The need to work together to overcome global challenges is not new, but it is urgent. This pandemic has shown us all what a worldwide …

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Beirut and Beyond: NZ Stories from Global Crises

Beirut and Beyond: NZ Stories from Global Crises webinar

On World Humanitarian Day (Wednesday 19th August 2020), we are bringing you stories from crisis situations around the world, where New Zealanders have been working and local communities have been mobilising to respond to disasters in Lebanon, Syria, Sudan, and Bangladesh.Each year, World Humanitarian Day is marked to pay tribute to aid workers who risk …

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New Zealand’s aid not going where it is needed most

Oxfam report says New Zealand’s aid not going where it is needed most

The New Zealand government’s aid in developing countries is not going to projects where it is needed most, says Oxfam, according to a new report published by agency today. Less than two percent of aid spending went to activities focused solely on climate adaptation, according to the latest data in the report, and almost half have …

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