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Pacific Calling Partnership at COP 21 Paris Nov/Dec 2015
A delegation from the Pacific Calling Partnership (PCP) attended the UNFCCC COP21 international climate conference in Paris in December 2015.
The delegation consisted of Maina Talia and Pulafagu Toafa from Tuvalu, Tinaai Teaua and Rae Bainteiti from Kiribati, Maria Tiimon Chi-Fang formerly from Kiribati – now from Australia, and Phil Glendenning and Jill Finnane from Australia.
The delegation’s main role was to find opportunities for the five Pacific islanders to speak out and be heard by the international community while at the same time developing their experience and expertise as international climate justice ambassadors.
It also aimed to cooperate with Kiribati and Tuvalu government delegations and help raise the profile of the Coalition of Atoll Nations (CANCC).
Download this report here (781KB .pdf)
PCP will be sending a delegation of four people to participate in the UNFCCC COP18 being held in Doha, Qatar from 26 Nov to 7th Dec 2012
Read reports from the PCP delegation that participated in the UNFCCC COP17 in Durban, South Africa , Nov-Dec 2011
PCP at Cancun COP16 in Mexico Dec 2010
Click here to watch our 5min video on YouTube
There was less hype at Cancun than at Copenhagen. But there was significant international pressure to achieve an outcome that would build towards the major binding agreement that the world needs.... Read more
The most public way the Pacific Calling Partnership (PCP) has been involved at the UN Climate Summit COP16 has been through presenting events.... Read More
Sometimes single events cause a huge turn around. Sometimes change comes as a result of many cumulative forces. What I am sensing here is that changes in how we deal with climate change are going to be of the latter type. COP16 is but one step along the journey of responding to climate change.... Read more
For the two weeks of the Copenhagen 2009 UN Climate Change Conference, the Pacific Calling Partnership’s delegation put the human face of climate change onto the international stage in the hope that the overwhelming international attention there will contribute to build up a groundswell of concern for the effects climate change is having on low lying Pacific Islands.
Click here to read the report (Doc, 40kb)
Regular updates from the Pacific Calling Partnshership / Edmund Rice Centre delegation that is attending Copenhagen UNFCCC COP15.
ERC Director, Phil Glendenning is on Twitter and posting regular updates from Copenhagen where he is part of the ERC / PCP delegation to the UNFCCC COP15.
Read Phil's Copenhagen Tweets (opens Twitter in a new browser tab/window)
Delegation of Pacific Islanders, with Indigenous & non-Indigenous Australians depart Sydney for Copenhagen UN Climate Change Summit - COP15
Representatives from the Pacific Island communities most threatened by rising sea levels, will depart Sydney this week to attend the Copenhagen UN summit, together with Australian human rights advocates, to ensure that the human face of climate change is not forgotten.
The delegation consists of eight people:-
ERC Media: Time to respond to the human face of climate change
Copenhagen: Delegation of Pacific Islanders and Australians depart for UN Summit
Representatives from the Pacific Island communities most threatened by rising sea levels, will travel to the Copenhagen UN summit this week, together with Australian human rights advocates, to ensure that the human face of climate change is not forgotten.
"For too long the climate change discussion has been an elitist debate between scientists, politicians, economists and environmentalists,” explained Phil Glendenning, director of the Edmund Rice Centre, and a member of the Pacific Calling Partnership (PCP) delegation. “Our humanity is at stake and this elitism cannot be allowed to continue.”
Climate change advocates from within church groups in Australia are heading for the Pacific island nation of Kiribati to strategise with colleagues there, on how they will communicate the plight of the people of Kiribati at the UN Climate Change Summit when the two groups travel to Copenhagen together in December.
“The I-Kiribati and many other peoples in low-lying islands make minimal impact in causing rising sea levels but are asked by the rest of the world to pay the maximum price.” Mr Glendenning said.
*NB: REVISED: JULY 2015
ERC's publication Asylum Seekers and Refugees Education Resource provides activities for students which are practical, engaging and focused on increasing awareness about human rights and advocacy.
This 52 page resource is available for download at no cost, and offers 35 cross-curricular activities, adaptable to all year levels in secondary school. Some activities can also be used with primary classes, with students with special needs, and with community groups.
Students are encouraged to think about asylum seekers and refugees with compassion, to move their understanding from the head to the heart.
Just Comment series:-
19.1: Nuclear Weapons
18.3: Palayasin - Go away mining corporations
18.2: Border Force Act & Whistleblowers
18.1: Pope Francis' Earth Encyclical Laudato Si'
17.1: Roma people
16.5: Majuro Declaration
16.3: Climate Justice
16.2: Palm oil - the 'threat' in our shopping trolley
16.1: Jeju Island - assault on island of peace
15.3: Cocos Islands - US bases?
15.2: Austerity: 'Trickle-down cruelty'
15.1: Famine: a Man-Made Tragedy
14.3: Riots - the Language of the Unheard
14.2: Insidious Violence - Depleted Uranium Weapons
14.1: Disaster Capitalism
13.8: Murray-Darling - environmental & social tight-rope
13.7: Consensual democracy vs conflictual democracy
13.6: West Papua - colonisation alive & well
13.5: Climate change - still a great moral challenge
13.4: First peoples, first priority, what priority?
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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