Pacific Responses to Global Challenges: Climate, Coronavirus and China
May 27 @ 19:30 - 21:00 AEST
Public Lecture at Balwyn Library
Pacific islanders are on the move – because of urbanization, seasonal work in Australia and New Zealand, and displacement due to climate change. How are Pacific communities meeting the challenges of such a rapidly changing environment? How can Australians respond to Pacific social and security priorities? Nic Maclellan will explain.
Nic is a journalist and researcher specializing in the Pacific Islands. He is a correspondent for Islands Business magazine in Fiji and a regular contributor to regional media. Nic co-authored the studies, ‘After Paris: Climate Finance in the Pacific’ (Oxfam International) and ‘Climate Change and Children in the Pacific Islands’ (UNICEF Pacific). He is the author of Grappling with the Bomb (ANU Press, 2017), about British nuclear tests in Kiribati. For his work in the Pacific Islands he was awarded the 2015 ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Sector’ by Australian Council for International Development, and the Sean Dorney Grant for Pacific Journalism.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all events and lectures will be held online until it is safe for us to resume in-person gatherings.