Category Archives: Environment

Saving Pacific Island Fisheries – Is it Possible?

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(Image: Fishing in Kiribati, 2008 by AusAID from flickr)

For Pacific Island Countries such as Kiribati, fishery resources and their large economic zones constitute one of their most important economic assets. However this important resource is under threat from the combined impacts of climate change, and over-fishing.

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Was it worth it? Outcomes from Durban

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(Image: United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP17), December 6, by UNclimatechange from Flickr)

Green Left Weekly, January 10, 2012: On December 12, Claire Anterea, a representative from Kiribati, and Good Samaritan sister Geraldine Kearney — members of the Edmund Rice Centre’s Pacific Calling Partnerships delegation to the UN Climate Change Conference in Durban — addressed a forum on the outcomes of the talks. Joining them was Edmund Rice Centre director Phil Glendenning.

Claire Anterea expressed pride and admiration for her fellow Pacific Island people, who have campaigned hard to push the international community to listen to their needs. Low-lying Pacific Island Countries are the most vulnerable to climate change.

Read more: https://www.greenleft.org.au/content/was-it-worth-it-outcomes-durban