ERC Director Phil Glendenning reflects on the #PIF2019
Edmund Rice Centre Director Phil Glendenning has been at the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) all week in Tuvalu. As we wait for the Leaders Communique to be released some time this evening, here are his reflections on the PIF so far. #PIF2019 @Pacific Calling Partnership
A breakdown in Australia-Pacific relations would be a self-made tragedy
"I have attended numerous international meetings on climate change for the better part of a decade and I have never felt as sad, embarrassed, and disillusioned as I did last week in Funafuti, Tuvalu."
Read our Director Phil Glendenning's Opinion piece in the Canberra Times this morning, where he shares his thoughts on the recent Pacific Islands Forum.
A breakdown in Australia-Pacific relations would be a self-made tragedy by Phil Glendenning
AUSTRALIA FAVOURS SELF-INTEREST AND COAL OVER PACIFIC NATIONS' SURVIVAL
Friday 16 August 2019
Despite strong recent statements from a number of Pacific island leaders about the importance of curbing Australia’s coal mining activities, the final Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) 2019 Communique, including the Kainaki II Declaration, is a significantly weakened version than had been hoped for by many.Read more