Australia & Oceania

October 3, 2022 to October 5, 2022

Pacific Ecological Security Conference

This first-ever conference, co-hosted by the East-West Center in Koror, Palau, will explore a coordinated region-wide response against invasive species that threaten ecosystem sustainability, food security, quality of life and climate resilience across the Pacific Islands.


"Drowning Island Nations: ‘This Is How A Pacific Atoll Dies’"

"While world leaders from wealthy countries acknowledge the “existential threat” of climate change, Tuvalu Prime Minister Kausea Natano is racing to save his tiny island nation from drowning by raising it 13 to 16 feet (4 to 5 meters) above sea level through land reclamation."

Source: AP, 09/23/2022

Long a Climate Straggler, Australia Advances Major Bill to Cut Emissions

"After years of being denounced as a laggard on climate change, Australia shifted course on Thursday, with the Lower House of Parliament passing a bill that commits the government to reducing carbon emissions by at least 43 percent from 2005 levels by 2030, and reaching net zero by 2050."

Source: NYTimes, 08/04/2022

Shocking Report Shows How Australian Land And Wildlife Are Being Destroyed

"The health of Australia’s environment is poor and has deteriorated over the past five years due to pressures of climate change, habitat loss, invasive species, pollution and mining, according to a government report that warns the natural world holds the key to human wellbeing and survival."

Source: Guardian, 07/19/2022

Australian Prime Minister Pledges 'New Era' of Climate Action Under Labor

"Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has promised a “new era” of climate action and energy innovation under his center-left Labor government, despite criticism from activists and Greens Party lawmakers who say that his planned cuts to emissions don’t go far enough."

Source: Bloomberg, 07/12/2022


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