The climate crisis is the single greatest threat to the livelihoods, security and rights of Pacific Islanders.
Despite not being responsible for most of the carbon emissions fuelling the crisis, women and communities in the Pacific are losing their homes and livelihoods––with fewer resources and technology to cope.
Women are the hardest hit when climate change threatens natural resources like food and water supplies. And while they’re most at risk of rights violations during climate-related disasters, they have the least access to justice and reparations.
Australia is the third largest exporter of fossil fuels globally and is failing to meet its commitments under the Paris Agreement to reduce carbon emissions.
The Fijian Government is already leading climate action by introducing one of the world’s most ambitious legislative programs to tackle climate change. We call upon the Australian Government to follow the lead of Pacific Island governments and their communities by urgently stepping up its response.
Stand with women and the communities of the Pacific already affected by climate change and those who will be impacted if governments don’t act now.