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Climate Change Challenges to the Cultural Identity and Sovereignty of Pacific Atoll Nations

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Current scientific information and predictions about the pace and impacts of climate change indicate that there may be limitations to resilience and adaptation measures in response to such impacts as rising sea levels, extreme weather events and ocean warming and acidification. This scenario is becoming an increasing concern for Pacific Island nations, especially Kiribati, the Marshall Islands and Tuvalu, comprised almost entirely of atolls.

How are the impacts of climate change already challenging the cultural identity and sovereignty of the peoples of these nations? What strategies are being put in place to address them? How can their political autonomy and sovereign identity continue to be maintained if a significant proportion of their population is forced to move?

Join us to hear from outstanding Pacific Island advocates and their allies, from a range of political, academic and community perspectives, engage with these concerns.

Day One:
Thursday 22nd July: 1pm to 5pm (AEST)

Day Two:
Friday 23rd July: 9am to 1pm (AEST)

Each day there will be optional breakout sessions for participants to discuss the presentations, raise questions and highlight critical ideas.

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