Pacific civil society leading on climate: Kioa and beyond

This webinar was jointly organized by Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education and Caritas Australia. Guest speakers Mr Maina Talia (Tuvalu Climate Action Network Secretary) and Mr Joseph Sikulu (Pacific Managing Director for discussed candidly about the recent community-driven efforts on Kioa island, Fiji, as well as the challenges faced by the community organizations to advance the climate justice agenda.

The webinar was facilitated by Pacific Calling Partnership Coordinator Corinne Fagueret and Edmund Rice Centre intern from Tuvalu Mrs Teresa Lifuka Drecala-Peyster. 

ERC Webinar: International Court of Justice Advisory Opinion on Climate Change

Following a powerful campaign by the Vanuatu government together with grassroots Pacific Islander climate activists, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution seeking an Advisory Opinion from the International Court of Justice on climate change, human rights and intergenerational equity. 

On Thursday 6 April 2023, Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education held a webinar with Hon. Ralph Regenvanu (Vanuatu Minister for Climate Change) and Vishal Prasad (Pacific Islands Students Fighting Climate Change) to learn more about this fascinating campaign, when and how it started and its long-term implications for climate justice.

After COP27: Where to from here for the Pacific?

On Thursday 24 November, 6pm AEDT, Edmund Rice Centre hosted an webinar to hear direct from a number of Pacific Islander COP27 delegates who have returned from Egypt. The 2022 United Nations Climate Conference (COP27), held this year in Egypt, ended on 18 November and once again, Pacific Islander nations worked day and night, punching above their weight to achieve climate justice.

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Report Launch - Settlement Cities Report: A Place-Based Study of Australia’s Major Refugee Settlement Destinations

On Monday November 7, 2022 The Edmund Rice Centre launched its new research report Settlement Cities Report: A place-based study of Australia’s major refugee settlement destinations. The report is about the settlement experiences of refugees in Australia. It takes a place-based approach to refugee settlement, focusing on the LGAs where refugees most frequently settle in Australia.

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Webinar at Regional Climate Diplomacy Forum With His Excellencies Anote Tong and Tommy Remengesau Jr

The Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education (Pacific Calling Partnership initiative) supported a tour to Sydney and Canberra of two prominent Pacific Elders- His Excellencies Anote Tong, former President of Kiribati, and Tommy Remengesau Jr., former President of Palau. A public webinar was jointly hosted by The Australia Institute and Edmund Rice Centre.

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COP26 wins/losses and implications for future Pacific climate advocacy

COP26 is now over and we all want to know what was achieved and where to from here for our beautiful Pacific region. Facilitated by ERC Director Phil Glendenning, this webinar was an opportunity to hear directly from a number of Pacific Islander COP26 delegates, including Mr Maina Talia (Tuvalu Climate Action Network), Ms Iemaima Vaai (Pacific Conference of Churches) and Mr Lavetanalagi Seru (Pacific Islands Climate Action Network), as well as lead Fiji COP26 Negotiator on loss and damage Ms Siobhan McDonnell.

COP26, Climate and the Pacific: the Cry of Earth, A Call to Action

In the run-up to the global climate summit "COP26" in November 2021, the world's top Christian leaders - Pope Francis, the Archbishop of Canterbury and the spiritual leader of Orthodox Christians - have issued a joint appeal for delegates to "listen to the Cry of Earth" and make sacrifices to save the planet.

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Report Launch on Refugee Employment Experience: Struggles, Strategies and Solutions

On Tuesday July 27, 2021 The Edmund Rice Centre (ERC) launched its new research report Refugee Employment Experience: Struggles, Strategies and Solutions via a virtual event. More than 100 people from diverse backgrounds attended the launch, including representatives of government departments, local councils, businesses, academics, community organisations, refugee community representatives, community and religious leaders, community development practitioners and refugee rights advocates.

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Climate emergency in the Pacific and how Australians should respond

On the 5th anniversary of Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’ encyclical, Pacific Calling Partnership and Edmund Rice Centre held a special Zoom webinar on the climate emergency in the Pacific and how Australians should respond.

The conversation with Bishop Vincent Long (Bishop of Parramatta) and His Excellency Anote Tong (former President of Kiribati) was facilitated by Jan Barnett rsj.

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