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If you’ve been moved and touched by the film and want to joint the campaign to save Kiribati and other islands affected by climate change, please contact Jill Finnane and Maria Tiimon from the Pacific Calling Partnership. Ask to be put on a mailing list relating to climate change and the Pacific that the PCP regularly sends out.

JILL FINNANE
jillf@erc.org.au

MARIA TIIMON
maria@erc.org.au

The Pacific Calling Partnership (the PCP)

The PCP is an initiative of the Edmund Rice Centre.

The Partnership is committed to listening to what islanders are saying about imminent threats to their way of life and collaborating with them in passing this important message on.

The PCP conducts advocacy campaigns, seminars, workshops and other community education projects. It also takes delegations to the UN Climate Change Summits and to Kiribati. PCP delegations consisting of Australians and Pacific Islanders attended UNFCCC conferences in 2007 (Bali), 2009 (Copenhagen) and 2010 (Cancun). These delegations took every opportunity to put forward to the global community the situation facing Pacific Island Nations. At each conference delegates took part in numerous media interviews from all over the world – radio, television, print and on line. At each conference the PCP was invited by the UN to put on its own official Side Event

In 2010 the PCP organised a successful visit to Kiribati headed by Australian indigenous leader Pat Dodson. It was an idea inspired by Phil Glendenning to forge a link between Australian indigenous people and the people of the Pacific. The group saw areas devastated by impact of erosion, participated in cultural events, met with government officials from the Kiribati Adaptation Project (KAP 11) and with President Anote Tong. A month later the PCP participated as invited observers at the Tarawa Climate Change Conference as a lead up event to the UNFCC in Cancun.