‘My island nation is sinking’. Anote Tong, former president of Kiribati

Anote Tong, wikimedia commons.

Views from the Climate Frontline:

Monday 22 October, 6pm-7:30pm


Join Anote Tong as he discusses the challenges facing Kiribati, Australia’s responsibility to tackle the climate crisis, and his vision for a more just and sustainable future.


“While my island nation sinks, Australia is doing nothing to solve climate change… Half a degree of warming may seem trifling but, for my country, Kiribati, these fractional figures are a matter of life and death” – The Guardian, 10 October 2018.


Anote Tong studied in New Zealand at the University of Canterbury and at the London School of Economics. He has been a leading figure in global efforts to confront the climate crisis, and his pioneering initiatives include the creation of the Phoenix Islands Protected Area, one of the largest marine protected areas in the world. He also helped secure the Paris Agreement in 2015.


6pm: Doors open for 6.15 start, with keynote presentation from Anote Tong, followed by conversation with Celia McMichael and audience Q&A. finish at 7.30pm.


Dr Celia McMichael will serve as the event MC. She is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Geography, The University of Melbourne. Celia has conducted applied work in the areas of forced migration, including with the World Health Organization in Angola and UNFPA in Sri Lanka. A central focus of her current research is environmental change and migration in the Pacific Islands region.

Where: Basement Theatre, Melbourne School of Design, Masson Rd, University of Melbourne, Parkville


Tickets. $16.91 – $22.19

This event is being jointly hosted by The Climate Reality Project, Oxfam Australia, Pacific Calling Partnership and Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute.
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