One heart, one ocean, one home.
Indigenous Peoples of the Pacific, our communities, territories, environments, cultures and traditional knowledge systems are profoundly affected in unprecedented ways by the current climate crisis. Climate change has resulted in more frequent and intense tropical cyclones, and associated extreme weather events impacting on our already vulnerable communities.
Among the most noticeable impacts are rising sea levels and coastal erosion, submerging and destroying our homes and cultural sites; Saltwater intrusions into both land and freshwater which destroy food and drinking sources; changing precipitation patterns with specific impacts on fish populations and migration. Ocean acidification is also a major concern with increased coral bleaching, and the consequential loss of biodiversity.