This week on Pacific Politics: PiPPtalks - MSG Secretariat Director General Peter Forau discusses the organisation's identity and purpose; Dan McGarry looks at the West Papuan independence movement's long road to freedom; a photo essay on the MSG's Eminent Persons Group and much more....
Island nations contribute around 0.4 of total carbon emissions into the atmosphere but are the first to suffer the consequences of global warming. Cartaret Islands and Kiribati and Tuvalu are scheduled to be the next to migrate from their island homes, the identity, and what makes them and their culture unique. I think the issue we need to discuss is the responsibility of the industrialized countries such as the US, China etc… but more specifically NZ and Australia. What is Australia prepared to do? Will they accept climate refugees from Kiribati and Tuvalu or are they going to setup immigration detention centers to process climate refugees like they do to the boat people. - Winston Tarere
Whilst we're part of the Pacific regional solution for asylum seekers/refugees, we are more and more becoming asylums and refugees in our own region because of climate change. - Jacinta Manua
By talking abt it won't help anyone it is time to do something about environmental issues. - Zoya Rahiman