Caritas State of the Environment for Oceania Report
These annual reports bear witness to the stark reality that millions of people across the Pacific are experiencing the impacts of environmental changes, especially climate change.
Check out stories from our latest report by clicking on symbols in the map
Communities are responding with resilience, courage and strength, as shown in the reports. But they also need our governments and Australian communities to act in solidarity with them to care for our common home.
Young father from Kiribati appeals for climate action
Erietera Aram from Kiribati was Caritas Australia’s report ambassador in 2017.
“My country is in peril from rising seas so I am here to appeal for urgent climate action, otherwise we will lose our homes. Kiribati is going under water,” said Erietera.
Watch a video and hear the firsthand voices of those experiencing changes in their lives due to climate change.
We have many communities that are close to the sea, many communities that are at high tide."Most Rev. Archbishop Chris Cardone OP
Archbishop of Honiara