Kiribati youth leader hopeful for UN Paris climate summit

The Edmund Rice Centre’s climate advocacy initiative, the Pacific Calling Partnership, is hosting a Sydney visit of Tinaai Teaua a youth leader & climate advocate from climate-vulnerable Pacific atoll nation of Kiribati.

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Climate change is no laughing matter for the Pacific

The Edmund Rice Centre and the Pacific Calling Partnership today reaffirmed their support for the leadership of the Pacific nations at the Pacific Forum in Port Moresby, and condemned the Australian leaders caught joking about the matter in Canberra.

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Shocked Pacific Islander fears for the future of her country: Reaction to announced minimalist 28% climate commitment from Australia

"I am very frustrated and extremely disappointed at this news," said Ms Maria Tiimon Chi-Fang on hearing the announcement of Australia’s commitment to reduce its carbon pollution by just 26-28% by 2030 from 2005 levels. Ms Tiimon Chi-Fang who is from Kiribati is spokesperson for the Edmund Rice Centre’s Pacific Calling Partnership.

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Stronger targets towards a carbon pollution free Australia

An Open Letter from NGO's to Australian Parliamentarians calling for commitment for Australia to achieve net zero carbon pollution by 2050. 

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Climate change is a human rights issue

Pelenise Alofa, climate advocate and coordinator of KiriCAN – Kiribati Climate Action Network - has addressed the 28th Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. 

In her address delivered today in the United Nations in Geneva Ms Alofa  called on the Human Rights Council to speak out: “We cannot continue to discuss this issue at the UNFCCC or the UN General Assembly alone. It is paramount that this Council provide a strong voice to reach the negotiations at the UNFCCC.”

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