The entire Pacific region contributes less than 0.03% of global gas emissions. Yet, Pacific communities are at the most severe risk from the climate crisis - a crisis that is caused by emissions from developed economies like ours.
Put simply, Australia, with one of the world’s highest per capita carbon emissions, is betraying our Pacific neighbours.
Despite all the evidence the Coalition and Labor have proven they can’t be trusted to take the bold, urgent action needed on climate. Meanwhile, whole Pacific communities are being forced to relocate, small islands face more and more devastating weather events with Australian emissions fueling the crisis.
This is what happens if we leave politics to politicians and political parties who are bankrolled by fossil fuel corporations.
It doesn’t have to be this way. Australians want to work beside our Pacific neighbours to meet the climate crisis. That is why we are calling on the Australian government to deliver justice for our Pacific neighbours by:
- Committing to net zero emissions by 2035
- Working together with Pacific communities to build the infrastructure and social capital needed to mitigate the impacts of the climate crisis
- Immediately extending work rights for Tongan workers currently in Australia who can’t safely return home, and
- Committing to immigration programs that will assist Pacific communities who are impacted by future climate and environmental crises.
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Note: The video discusses the way the recent tsunami event in Tonga has exposed Tonga’s vulnerability to rising waters. We are not trying to link the climate as a cause of the tsunami.