The Pacific Calling Partnership (PCP) began in recognition of the negative impact climate change was having on the peoples of Kiribati, Tuvalu and islands of the Torres Strait.
We are committed to listening to what leaders are saying about imminent threats to their way of life and collaborating with them in passing this important message on.
PCP strives to facilitate links between concerned people in Australia and Pacific Islands that are the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change.
Read our 2015 Annual Report.
About Pacific Calling Partnership
The Pacific Calling Partnership began in May 2006 in response to a series of calls that had come from the peoples in low-lying Pacific Islands. The PCP brings together a number of significant Non Government Organisations (NGOs), school groups, community organisations, and individuals who all recognise Australia’s ecological debt to Kiribati, Tuvalu, parts of the Torres Strait and other low-lying Pacific Island neighbours. These are joined in partnership with individuals and organisations living in the Pacific and migrant groups in Australia. New members are always welcome.
Together we strive, in all our endeavours, to listen to and be accountable to voices from the Pacific and Torres Strait and to raise awareness about the impacts on them of high greenhouse gas emissions from industrialised countries. The PCP meets regularly in order to co-ordinate, energise, and review the progress that the campaign is making. Several partners are members of the Climate Action Network of Australia (CANA) and are active participants in CANA processes.
The PCP aims to build a consensus that drives support for Australia, in partnership with our neighbours, to undertake an audit of the civil, cultural, economic and environmental resilience of all countries within the Pacific region. In this way we can work towards building a positive, communitarian and sustainable response based on Human Rights to the increased water, food, fuel and land stresses that are predicted under present circumstances and future climate change scenarios.
Some stories of Pacific Island experiences of climate change can be found below:
“Sea level rise is likely to be the biggest long term threat to Tuvalu. But climate change can no longer be seen as a future concern. It is a matter of life and death for us this very moment.”
Rev Tafuae Molu Lasama, Tuvalu Climate Action Network.
"We know the signs of the season in ourwhole being; when that tree flowers the turtles are mating. Now it seems it is very late. That tree now doesn’t know what time to flower. Then we are confused too. We know that the turtle mating season is late; before we could just tell with our own signs and our own inner knowledge"
Jack Billy, Torres Strait.
"On a recent visit to the island I grew up on in Kiribati, I was shocked to find that most of the breadfruit trees are all dying out. For people of Kiribati the breadfruit tree is very important because we get shelter from it, local medicine, of course, food. It’s almost the source of life for people of Kiribati.”
Maria Tiimon, Pacific Outreach Officer, Pacific Calling Partnership