Oxfam New Zealand
Oxfam is an international development agency working with the poorest communities around the world. Oxfam NZ works primarily with communities in Pacific Island countries – some of those worst affected by climate change.
Oxfam NZ wants to see New Zealand put forward a new commitment in accordance with our responsibilities as a relatively wealthy, developed country, and reflects the scale of the global challenge. They are concerned about climate change jeopardising hard-won development gains, the fight against poverty and hunger, and the negative impact that climate change is having on GDP growth in Pacific Small Island Developing States.
Oxfam NZ's submission advocated for a target that is in line with a global carbon budget aimed at limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, and a domestic emissions reductions target that is no less than 40% below 1990 levels by 2030.