Visit to Australia by Former President of Kiribati

In October 2018, the Edmund Rice Centre’s Pacific Calling Partnership is bringing one of the world’s foremost voices for climate justice to Australia. Anote Tong, climate warrior and former President of Kiribati will be meeting with politicians, talking to the media, conducting workshops and giving public talks in Melbourne and Sydney.

Here are the details of his public talks, including links to get tickets:


Launch of the film, Anote's Ark followed by Q & A with Anote Tong

Monday, October 15, 2018, 6:15 PM - 8:30 @ PMACMI, Federation Square, Flinders Street, Melbourne

Organised by Pacific Calling Partnership and Environmental film Festival, Australia
The film follows the endeavours of Kiribati’s then-President, Anote Tong, to bring international attention to the Pacific nation’s calls for action. With indomitable spirit, gentle strength and charm, the Kiribati people have become the face of climate change, imploring us to contemplate the crisis of rapidly submerging nations, and the associated impacts on cultural identity.

($20.00/ $17.50/ $16.50)
Booking and more details here

Views from the climate frontline: An evening with Anote Tong

Monday 22 October, 6.00pm - 7.30pm @ Basement Theatre, Melbourne School of Design Masson Road, Parkville, VIC

Organized by The Climate Reality Project, Oxfam Australia, Pacific Calling Partnership and Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute
Keynote presentater, Anote Tong, then a conversation between Tong and Celia McMichael, followed by audience Q&A

Booking and more details here


Why island nations’ isolation on the climate change threat must end

Wednesday 24 October, 6-7.30pm @ Charles Perkins Centre Auditorium, John Hopkins Drive, University of Sydney

Organized by Sydney Environment Institute and Pacific Calling Partnership

Anote Tong will make the keynote address and other panel members are:

  • Professor Rosemary Lyster, the Professor of Climate and Environmental Law in the University of Sydney Law School.
  • Dr Jennifer Newell, Manager of the East Pacific Collections at the Australian Museum.
  • Chair: David Schlosberg, Professor of Environmental Politics University of Sydney, and author of Defining Environmental Justice

Booking and more details here (free event)

The Rising Seas: Climate Change and the Pacific

Thursday 25 October 2018, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm @ Function Room of the Good Samaritan Congregational Centre, 2 Avenue Road Glebe, NSW

Organised by the Inter-Congregational Voice on Climate Change in the Pacific, The Edmund Rice Centre, Pacific Calling Partnership and Good Samaritan Sisters.

(free event but booking essential as refreshments will be provided)
Event will be MC’d by Geraldine Kearney sgs
Talk plus Q & A

Booking and more details here 

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