It's About Survival

  • Aeroport de Paris-Le Bourget 180 Esplanade de l’Air et de l’Espace, 93350. Paris France

Organizers: Tuvalu Climate Action Network (TuCAN), Tribal Link Foundation 

Leaders of two Small Island Developing States will discuss the plight and survival of indigenous peoples in regards to climate change. The Prime Minister of Tuvalu and the President of Kiribati are invited to speak at this event about the struggle and the pain that we are currently going through, and the worse scenario if no serious action is taken in Paris. The UNDRIP will be discussed in relation to climate change and rising sea level. If, ultimately, our peoples are forced to move, how can we, as nations and as indigenous peoples from Tuvalu and Kiribati, maintain our rights within another foreign country, as climate refugees? Discussion will highlight strategies that local communities and governments in the Pacific are taking to adapt to climate change, build resiliency and ensure cultural survival. We hope this panel discussion will promote understanding of the strife of indigenous peoples in regards to climate change, this moment and in the future.  We will arrange media coverage to well cover our event.

Panelists:

  • Hon. Enele Sosene Sopoga - Prime Minister of Tuvalu
  • H.E Anote Tong - President of Kiribati
  • H.E Ian Fry - Tuvalu Ambassador for Climate Change
  • Maina Talia - Tuvalu Climate Action Network Secretary
  • Pepetua Latasi - Tuvalu Climate Action Network President

Location: Indigenous Peoples Pavilion (Auditorium)

Contact: Maina Talia, vaitiu@gmail.com