One thing I know to be true, is that the cultural makeup of a society is more often than not, intricately connected between people, land and heritage.
Some of us convening in New York hold a broader hope: that considering the collective solutions for our oceans will encourage dialogue across the arbitrary lines that increasingly shape our world. Protecting our oceans is necessary for all our futures, but we cannot do this by retreating behind borders.
I’ve often wondered what stories the ocean would tell us if it could speak. Take a moment and imagine that.
– “Oh yeah Ant, back in the day, some odd hundred years ago, I hosted a massive party full of fish and life! Yeah man it was lit! Good ol’ times. Haven’t been able to do that for a while.”
This is Esau Sinnok & Itinterunga Rae Bainteiti from the island's of Shishmaref in the Arctic and Kiribati in the Pacific. They live at different latitudes and very different temperatures, but they share a similar community based lifestyle.
Today our COP21 delegate Kya Lal was published by The Verb on the current negotiating positions of the Pacific AOSIS bloc.
Our COP21 delegates Kya Raina Lal and Mattea Mrkusic recently spoke to Veronika Meduna from RNZ, heres what they had to say. This post originally appeared on The Wireless.
Today our COP21 delegte Kya Lal was published by The Verb on Climate displacement in the Pacific.
Want to know how and why I wore a Sulu* to COP21? Find out all about Pacific Day at the Indigenous People's Pavillion.