a Pacific Focus on Climate Change?
Change is one of the most real and serious threats to you, me,
our families, homes, animals, forests, lagoons, food, health and
safety! You name it - climate change will somehow affect it!
fact, climate change threatens our very survival as nations and
undermines our sustainable development as Pacific islands and
The smallness of our islands and our reliance on natural resources
makes our region among the most vulnerable, economically and ecologically,
to the impacts of climate change.
is an especially important year for climate change as the world
prepares for talks in Copenhagen in December to agree on new agreements
to stabilise and reduce production of carbon dioxide and other
greenhouse gases to levels that will help slow down the rate of
But, regardless of the outcome in Copenhagen, we must deal with
the fact that our climate is changing and its impacts are already
being felt in the Pacific and elsewhere.
overarching theme for the Pacific Year of Climate Change: “Our
Century’s Challenge, our Pacific response,” highlights the fact
that Pacific people and nations cannot rely on others but need
to work together to address the challenge of living with a changing
climate. So let’s put on our thinking caps and unite to deal with
change! Our very survival depends on it!
take the lead and take real action to deal with climate change.
here to find out what you can do right now!