Leaders of the The Pacific Islands Climate Action Network (PICAN) came together with Greenpeace Australia Pacific to declare their strong climate demands that will be taken to the COP26 Climate Conference in Glasgow.
Held on Friday 22 October, this webinar was moderated by PICAN board chair Ashwini Prabha, the forum heard from:
• H.E. Anote Tong, Former President of Kiribati.
Emeline Siale Ilolahia, Executive Director, Pacific Islands Association of Non Governmental Organizations.
• Dame Meg Taylor, Former Secretary General, Pacific Islands Forum
• Dr Nikola Casule, Head of Research and Investigations, Greenpeace Australia Pacific
• Raijeli Nicole, Regional Director for the Pacific, OXFAM in the Pacific.
• Hon. Bikenibeu, Former Tuvalu Prime Minister, Tuvalu Climate Action Network.
With opening remarks from the U.K. High Commissioner to Fiji, H.E. George Edgar.
Unless the world takes drastic action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, our Pacific Island homes will no longer exist. We do not accept this fate.
We are ready. The Pacific people are mobilising and strengthening our position. In the leadup to COP26, our drumbeat of demands will become louder. Together, we will make it impossible for global leaders at COP26 to ignore us. They must hear our demands.