15 Henley Rd
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Ph: (02) 8762 4200
Fx: (02) 8762 4220
Int'l Ph: +61 2 8762 4200
Int'l Fx: +61 2 8762 4220
Located just 100 metres to the south of Flemington Railway Station. Link to new location on Google Maps
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(Postal: 84 Park Rd)
Ph 1: (07) 3103 7376
Ph 2: (02) 8090 1976
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This report is concerned with the current viability of adaptation initiatives to deal with climate change in the Pacific, focusing on the island nation of Kiribati.
Despite recent commitments of ‘fast-start finance’ from donor countries, small-island states have repeatedly singled out access to climate finance as a key obstacle to implementing adaptation strategies on their islands.
The first half of this report sets out some reasons for prioritising adaptation funding and focuses on the question of why the climate finance is not flowing to where it is most needed on Pacific islands.
The second half looks at the problem of climate change from a broader perspective and consider some advantages and disadvantages of three contemporary approaches to environmental displacement in the Pacific.
The research draws on official and secondary sources as well as primary interviews conducted with Kiribati people.
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Fact-sheets on key issues:
ERC initiative the Pacific Calling Partnership promotes awareness of the devastating effects of climate change on low-lying island communities of the Pacific. The PCP campaign goes beyond both the science and the spin to make evident 'the human face of climate change'.
Update: ERC Director, Phil Glendenning, recently returned to Australia from Afghanistan after 10 days interviewing returned asylum seekers again in Kabul.
ERC is redoubling our efforts to find a third-country resettlement option for those returnees from Australia with whom we have been able to make contact. We need financial support to achieve this.
Such work uncovers high levels of risk for the deportees (and for our researchers). Research publications are available here.
Listen to Phil speak of the visit to ABC Radio National's Phillip Adams.
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