Since 2006, the PCP has been taking steps to ensure that the voice of Pacific Islands on climate change is heard loud and clear in the Australian and global community. Our speakers have presented on a range of topics, including:
- The impacts of climate change on Pacific Islands, particularly Kiribati and Tuvalu
- Climate justice in the Pacific: climate change as a human rights issue
- Climate science
- Climate action- what you can do to help
- Laudato Si, Pope Francis's powerful encyclical on sustainability and climate justice
- Cross-cultural awareness: differences between Pacific and Australian cultures
If you would like to book one of our speakers, please email our Coordinator, Corinne Fisher, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maria Tiimon Chi-Fang, PCP Pacific Outreach Officer
Maria comes from the island nation of Kiribati right on the equator in the Pacific and one of the places in our region most at risk from the impacts of climate change.
Maria presents the face of climate-affected communities that have few resources to adapt.
In the time that she has been with the PCP, Maria has made a huge impact on all who have met her. She combines a care for the future of her own people with a generous and graceful concern to bring people gradually and positively to an understanding of the kinds of decisions industrialised societies need to make if we are to extend the amount of time her people can continue to live on their islands.
Jill Finanne, PCP Project Officer
Jill is the founding coordinator of the Edmund Rice Centre’s Eco Justice program and helped establish the PCP in 2006. She has a background in sustainable development and a special interest in permaculture and eco-spirituality, including the study of Laudato Si, Pope Francis' powerful encyclical on sustainability and climate justice.
Jill has been part of many delegations to Kiribati and Tuvalu, as well as numerous international conferences on climate change. Jill is a trained facilitator.
Corinne Fisher, PCP Coordinator
Corinne joined the PCP in February 2019 and has spent the last 20 years working on public policy development and advocacy in the environmental and social justice fields, both in the Government and NGO sectors.
Corinne has travelled to both Kiribati and Tuvalu and has a special interest in community empowerment and grassroots campaigning. She is a motivational speaker who very much enjoys engaging with her audience.
In 2013, Corinne was awarded the Nature Conservation Council of NSW's Myles Dunphy Award for ‘most outstanding environmental effort by an individual’ and in 2014, she received a Pride of Australia Medal in the NSW Environment category.
Vincent Sicari, PCP Project Officer
Vincent has a background as a Conservation Architect with the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage and the NSW Government Architect’s Office. Vincent has a special interest in climate science and has delivered numerous school presentations in this area.
Vincent has also been part of many delegations to Kiribati and Tuvalu, as well as international conferences on climate change.
Vincent participates in a number of environmental and heritage organisations such as the Climate Council and the Global Catholic Climate Movement. He is committed to the promotion of a sustainable world and action on climate change that respects the distinct contributions that different cultures make to the world community.