Rising Tides Raising Voices monograph 2020

November 27, 2020 By Sue Martin No Comments

Johanna Larkin from the Edmund Rice Centre with the Inter-Congregational Voice on Climate Change team, made up of twenty three Catholic Religious congregations working in solidarity with Pacific Island nations to address the injustice of climate change and calls on our leaders to pursue ambitious and effective climate action.

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Sisters see their Homeland Threatened

November 20, 2020 By Sue Martin No Comments

Pope Francis’ Message for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation have led the Missionary Sisters of the Society of Mary to ask their Sisters to share with us here in Australia some of the concerns, challenges and efforts to cope with CLIMATE CHANGE taking place in their island homes.

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Bishop Vincent’s address at the webinar on Climate Emergency in the Pacific

August 24, 2020 By Sue Martin No Comments

Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv DD STL, Bishop of Parramatta response to His Excellency Anote Tong, Former President of Kiribati at a webinar on Climate Emergency in the Pacific on 19 August 2020 organized by Edmund Rice Centre and Pacific Calling Partnership. Click on the link to read the article.

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Climate Change isn’t a Joke Campaign

May 20, 2019 By Claude Mostowik No Comments

Participants in the Climate Change isn’t a joke campaign (organised by the Pacific Climate Watch) at the gathering at Good Samaritan Congregational Centre, Glebe, with former President of Kiribati, Anote Tong…The Rising Seas: Climate Change and the Pacific. About 150 people in attendance

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‘One day we’ll disappear’: Tuvalu’s sinking islands

May 17, 2019 By Sue Martin No Comments

Rising seas are on the verge of swallowing two of the tiny archipelago’s nine islands, and the encroaching waves haunt locals’ dreams by Eleanor Ainge Roy in Tuvalu; photographs by Sean Gallagher https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2019/may/16/one-day-disappear-tuvalu-sinking-islands-rising-seas-climate-change?CMP=share_btn_fb&fbclid=IwAR2vCJkjGAQnmuGVDq-aUCq1c89C8nW9zoFItUcDQYCB10IRCDHZjtNKlnw

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60 Minutes: Climate change sparking ‘humanitarian crisis’ in Solomon Islands

May 16, 2019 By Sue Martin No Comments

By Simon Albert • Senior Research Fellow, UQ2:32am May 13, 2019 Please click on the following link to see the 60 Minutes episode in Channel 9 on analysing and understanding the influence of sea-level rise on the islands and people of Solomon Islands. https://www.9news.com.au/world/60-minutes-solomon-islands-climate-change-global-warming-sea-level-rise/da98aec4-4b53-4fe8-b73c-10182fa87044

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Pacific Islands Have Unique Moral Authority to Speak Out on Climate Change, UN Secretary-General Emphasizes at Forum Leaders Meeting

By Sue Martin No Comments

Courtesy: This article is originally published in Reliefweb.int ReliefWeb is the leading humanitarian information source on global crises and disasters. It is a specialized digital service of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). https://reliefweb.int/report/fiji/pacific-islands-have-unique-moral-authority-speak-out-climate-change-secretary-general SG/SM/19579-ENV/DEV/195115 MAY 2019 Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the Pacific Island Forum Leaders meeting, in […]

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Kiribati – The Story of Climate refugees

April 29, 2019 By Claude Mostowik No Comments

“No challenge poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change.” Barack Obama Ker Kerala is witnessing an unusual summer with people and cattle dying from heat strokes, frequent forest fires, and unbearable heat. Water bodies are drying up. what if this situation force us to leave our lands? Climate change has begun to […]

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Enter the Dragon

April 15, 2019 By Claude Mostowik No Comments

Australia, China and the New Pacific Development Agenda Proposed New Pacific Infrastructure Initiative is Chasing Mythical Dragons, Report Finds, Jubilee Australia, Caritas Australia and UNSW released a new report today, Enter the Dragon: Australia, China and the New Pacific Development Agenda, about the proposed new infrastructure fund for the Pacific. The report is strongly critical […]

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Anote Tong visiting Australia

September 24, 2018 By Sue Martin No Comments

    Anote Tong, the former President of Kiribati, will be here in October. While he is here he will be speaking at the Good Samaritan Function Room in Glebe on Thursday 25thOctober at 5:30 pm. Get tickets here

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