Our Approach

The PCP raises awareness in Australia and the Pacific of a sense of connection by celebrating and making known the human stories that bind us.

The PCP seeks to encourage leadership and advocacy skills around climate change issues among interested Pacific and Torres Strait Islanders.

The PCP supports the development of a regional approach to climate-related migration and labour mobility that prioritises the Pacific and increases the choices of Pacific Islanders.

The PCP supports the statement by the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) that:

‘The greatest form of mitigation and assistance to adaptation Australia could provide to the Pacific is to instigate significant cuts in our greenhouse gas emission and move away from a fossil fuel-based economy.’

The PCP supports the call of the Association of Small Island States (AOSIS) in its campaign to ensure that:

‘The long term target should be informed by the best available scientific assessment and the precautionary principle. In this context, minimizing further negative impacts of climate change on Small Island Developing Strategies (SIDS) must be one of the key benchmarks for assessing the adequacies of this long-term goal. It must be noted that even at ranges suggested by IPCC-AR4 and other relevant sources all AOSIS countries will be challenged to survive and provide a livelihood for their population. The stabilization level must therefore be ambitious and respect the sovereignty and rights to survival of all countries.’

AOSIS Input into the Assembly Document, “Shared Vision” presented at climate change negotiations to the UNFCCC in Copenhagen 2009

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