Act now or region will lose fight against climate change, report warns
Efforts to end poverty among our poorest neighbours will fail unless the Australian Government takes urgent action to tackle climate change and prepares for its effects, warns a recently released report by a new coalition of aid, development, church and environment groups.
The two-part report, which includes research by the CSIRO as well as policy recommendations, finds millions of people in the Asia-Pacific region will be forced from their homes by sea level rises of up to 50cm by 2070, with hot spots including Bangladesh, India, Vietnam, China and small Pacific island states.
You are urged to read the report at http://www.ccdr.org.au
A Request from ‘Pacific Calling Partnership’
The Pacific Calling Partnership was set up on May 30, 2006 when members of the Good Samaritan Sisters, Christian Brothers, the Edmund Rice Centre, Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, Marist Missionary Sisters as well as people who have worked in Kiribati came together to express their concern about the effects of climate change on low-lying Pacific nations.
This initiative began because the people of
In September 2006, the ACLRI (Australian Conference of Leaders of Religious Institutes) joined the partnership and Bishop Peter Ingham has become a patron of the partnership.
Extreme tides and wild seas are already impacting on these low-lying islands – the highest point on most islands is no more than 2 metres. As
The green-house gases Australians generate affect
If you are interested in being a part of this initiative please contact Jill Finnane, Co-ordinator Earth Charter Project, Edmund Rice Centre on Email: firstname.lastname@example.org