His Excellency Anote Tong speaking at University of Sydney
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Why island nations’ isolation on the climate change threat must end
This Sydney Ideas event will explore the challenges faced by the people of Kiribati and other vulnerable Pacific Island nations and examine how climate change will exacerbate these issues. The questions that will be explored are: What impact will climate change have on Kiribati’s islands, identity, culture and heritage? How can co-operation between nations in the region be strengthened? What political and legislative actions can be taken in Australia to assist Pacific Island nations in climate change adaptation?
Join us to hear from Anote Tong, former president of Kiribati, and one of the world’s most prominent advocates for global action on climate change for which he has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Tong will discuss his climate change advocacy, the role of wealthy industrialised nations such as Australia in climate action and the need for global recognition of the threat that climate change represents for Kiribati and other vulnerable Pacific Island nations.
Anote Tong, former president of Kiribati and climate change activist
Professor Rosemary Lyster, University of Sydney Law School
Dr Jennifer Newell, Manager of the East Pacific Collections at the Australian Museum
Professor David Schlosberg, Sydney Environment Institute
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Former President of Kiribati Anote Tong, with Vincent Sicari, Pacific Calling Partnership