PACIFIC REALITY of CLIMATE CHANGE-Stella Miria Robinson

Stella Miria-Robinson, President of the Pacific Islands Council of Queensland “For many Pacific communities climate change weaves a sense of uncertainty and insecurity into many aspects of everyday life. Whole communities have already had to face the challenge of moving…

PACIFIC REALITY of CLIMATE CHANGE-Stella Miria Robinson

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Stella Miria-Robinson, President of the Pacific Islands Council of Queensland
“For many Pacific communities climate change weaves a sense of uncertainty and insecurity into many aspects of everyday life. Whole communities have already had to face the challenge of moving to a safer location and adapting to the lifestyle changes involved. For nations composed entirely of atolls, like Kiribati and Tuvalu, new migration pathways have to be on the drawing board.”

PROGRAM:

The Human Face of Climate Change – the Real Costs of Inaction

Mural Hall B, 2nd Floor, Australian Parliament House

Thursday 29th November 2018, 1.30 – 3.30pm

This Climate Briefing is supported by the Parliamentary Friends of Multiculturalism

1.00pm – Media Conference – Interview/Photo opportunity with Faith Panel & Speakers

1.30pm – Welcome/Acknowledgement of Country
Formal Opening: Setting the Scene – MC – Philippa Rowland

1.35pm –IPCC 1.5oC Report – Key Messages for Australia – Professor Mark Howden

1.50pm – Reality of Climate Change in the Pacific Region – Stella Miria-Robinson
(Climate-induced migration, Film on Climate Change in the Pacific)

2.02pm – Meditation – Grounding in the Present

2.05pm – High Level Panel: “Living the Change” and Leading by Faith – discussion
(8 Faiths: Brahma Kumari/Buddhist/ Christian/Hindu/Jewish/Muslim/Quaker/Sikh)

Current list of Faith Speakers (in alphabetical order of faith tradition).
Anglican (Christian) – Rev Dr Pamela Phillips
Brahma Kumari – Robyn Horton
Buddhist (Mahayana) – Jaki Forbes
Buddhist (Vietnamese Theravadan) – Venerable Thich Quang Ba
Catholic – (Christian) – Sr Wendy Flannery, Mercy Sister
Contemplative – Rev Dr Sarah Bachelard
Hindu – Sri Kanti Jinna OAM
Jewish – Jonathan Keren-Black – via Living the Change website https://livingthechange.net
Muslim – Dean SahuKan
Quaker – Andrew Bray
Sikh – Amardeep Singh

2.35pm – “Appreciative Dialogue” – Reflecting on our human capacity to respond

2.50pm – Climate Reality in Regional Australia – Jo Dodds, Bega Valley Shire Council
(Community vulnerability, Resilience and proposed Solutions)

3.00pm – Health Impacts of Climate Change on Children – Dr Ingo Weber, Doctors for Environment Aust (“No Time for Games”, Co-Benefits of action on climate change)

3.10 – Shared Afternoon Tea – Discussion & Action – Living the Change website

3.30-3.45pm – Closing Ceremony with Parl Friends of MC & Faith Leaders

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