As a congregation Brigidines are a member of the Inter Congregational Voice on Climate Change and collaborate with Pacific Calling Partnership in raising awareness and advocating for responsible action in regard to the impact of climate change on the people of the Pacific island nations.
In preparation for the Pacific Islands Forum 2019 the leaders of the island nations have released the Nadi Bay Declaration on the Climate Change Crisis in the Pacific.
The 50th Pacific Islands Forum will take place on the island nation of Tuvalu, 13-16 August, 2019
The Pacific Islands Forum is the region’s premier political and economic policy organisation. Founded in 1971, it comprises 18 members: Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.
The Forum’s Pacific Vision is for a region of peace, harmony, security, social inclusion and prosperity, so that all Pacific people can lead free, healthy, and productive lives.
The Pacific Islands Forum works to achieve this by fostering cooperation between governments, collaboration with international agencies, and by representing the interests of its members.
See the impact of climate change on the people of the Pacific Island Nations: