The Pacific Calling Partnership exists in response to Pacific Island calls for solidarity in the face of climate change. Human-induced climate change threatens the survival of Pacific Island nations such as Kiribati and Tuvalu. Climate change is contributing to an increased number of tropical storms, more severe storm surges and higher king tides that are damaging soil quality and leading to the death of important food sources such as bread fruit, taro and coconut. Salt water from high tides is now frequently inundating fresh water sources. The warming climate is contributing to higher ocean temperatures which are damaging coral reefs and supplies of coastal fish.
The Pacific Calling Partnership achieves its purpose through:
- The PCP builds the capacity of Pacific Island communities to advocate for action on climate change through training programs in Australia and in the Pacific. Click here to read more about our Kiribati-Tuvalu-Australia Exchange Program (KATEP).
- The PCP raises awareness in Australia of how climate change is affecting Pacific Islands through workshops and talks. Click here to read more about our workshops and talks and to book online.
- Together with Pacific Island communities, the PCP participates in international conferences to pressure governments to take action on climate change. Click here to read about the PCP at the 2015 Paris climate change conference.
Through community education and advocacy, the PCP aims to make it possible for Pacific Island communities to be able to continue to thrive in the future.