"Sailing the Waves on Our Own"
the story of a people not defeated in the front line of Climate Change
Tuesday 5 October at 6.30pm for a 7pm start
RMIT Research Lounge,
RMIT University Building 8, Level 5,
Swanston St, Melbourne
$20 (wine and cheese included)
Natalie Lowery writes:
If you are in Melbourne please make the effort to hear my dear friend Ursula Rakova speak and support her organisation, Tulele Peisa (“sailing the waves on our own”) in the relocation of her people from the Cateret Islands to Bougainville.
Comedian Rod Quantock will entertain you with his good humour consistent with the spirit of the Pacific islanders in the face of adversity.
The Carteret communities live a low-carbon lifestyle and yet they are bearing the full force of climate change. Coral atolls are geologically dynamic, but extreme weather events consistent with climate change have been creating havoc.
The story of the Carterets is one of hardships, courage and inspiration. They have progressed slowly but steadily despite not having received a single cent of the billions dollars worth of official climate change adaptation funds floating around the system so far.
Proceeds go to Tulele Peisa, the NGO set up to facilitate an ecologically and culturally sensitive relocation and resettlement program as well as for their advocacy work to call for an international CO2 emission reduction target of 350 parts per million, the safe limit for humanity according to scientists.
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