Is Australia really listening to the Pacific?

Webinar by The Australia Institute in partnership with The Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education

Given the existential threat that rising sea levels and increasing extreme weather events pose to their communities, Pacific Island nations have been some of the most vocal advocates for climate action and, more specifically, an end to fossil fuel production. The Australian Government wishes to host a UN Climate Conference in ‘partnership’ with the Pacific in 2026. But it is unclear whether Australia – as the world’s third largest fossil fuel exporter – is taking the calls of Pacific nations seriously.

Join the Vanuatu Minister of Climate Change Adaptation the Hon. Ralph Regenvanu and Tuvalu Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Hon. Seve Paeniu, to discuss the imperative of countries such as Australia to take action on the threat fossil fuel expansion poses and to commit adequate climate funding to address underlying vulnerabilities of Pacific Island nations and strengthen the resilience and security of the region as a whole.

11am AEST, Thursday, 1 June 2023, via Zoom
FREE, but registration is essential >

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