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

MEDIA RELEASE 
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.

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NO AMOUNT OF MONEY CAN BUY PACIFIC'S SURVIVAL IN THE FACE OF GROWING CLIMATE CRISIS

MEDIA RELEASE
Monday 12 August 2019

Prime Minister Scott Morrison's expected announcement of a $500 million climate finance package for the Pacific confirms the Australian Government's failure to act on the central component of Pacific leaders’ requests- strong and urgent climate action by Australia.
 

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ERC will be closed on 20 September for climate action

We will be closing our doors on Friday 20 September 2019 to attend the climate strike in Sydney CBD organised by the young people at School Strike 4 Climate. This is a global event and there will be rallies across Australia, including all major cities. We encourage all our supporters to join us.



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