Since 2006, the PCP has been taking steps to help 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 Fagueret, at [email protected].
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 Fagueret, 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.
The Pacific Calling Partnership (PCP) was founded in May 2006 in recognition of the negative impacts climate change was having on the peoples of Kiribati, Tuvalu and islands of the Torres Strait.
We are committed to listening to what islanders are saying about imminent threats to their way of life and helping to promote this important message in Australia and internationally.