Shaniella learnt disaster risk reduction skills to prepare for emergencies in the Solomon Islands. Photo: Neil Nuia

Take action on climate change

As climate change damages our homes and land, the impact on our neighbours in the pacific is extreme. Our voices, together, can get governments and polluters to take action to achieve climate justice and protect our common home. 

We are calling on the Australian Government to:

Adopt and implement an ambitious, credible and just plan to tackle climate change.

Our government must adopt effective climate targets and a credible plan for reducing emissions in line with the Paris Agreement made at COP21.

Support local responses to climate resilience and adaptation.

Rich countries have to meet their existing commitments to help other countries adapt to climate change.  This support needs to reach the people who know what their communities need.

Make big polluters pay for the loss and damage they have caused.

This will help vulnerable communities to adapt and recover from extreme weather evens.

The Pacific region is calling on big wealthy polluters to finally pick up the bill for their climate debts.

Small island nations in the Pacific have contributed only 0.5 per cent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions yet are struggling to pay for the increased frequency and severity of climate change impacts. Our Pacific partners tell us that they are surrounded by water, but there is not enough to drink. They have contaminated ground water from rising sea levels, and they are forced to shore up their seawalls with old tyres.

Sign our pledge calling on the Australian Government to:

  • Adopt and implement a strong climate plan
  • Fund local responses to climate adaptation
  • Ensure funding doesn’t drown our neighbours in debt

Click submit to pledge your support for Caritas Australia’s climate action campaign and receive updates on our other campaigns. 

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