Benefit event for Cartaret climate refugees
Melbourne: Tuesday 5 October at 6.30pm for a 7pm start
Join us for a night of wine and cheese, lovely Bougainvillean bamboo band music for a good cause. Please tell people in your network about it and ask them to pass it on.
Meet Ursula Rakova from Tulele Peisa and hear her moving and inspiring stories of a people not defeated by the tough challenges of climate change in a country where the Government is too weak to respond to any crisis.
Comedian Rod Quantock will entertain you with his good humour consistent with the spirit of the Pacific islanders in the face of adversity.
The Carteret communities live a low-carbon lifestyle and yet they are bearing the full force of climate change. Coral atolls are geologically dynamic, but extreme weather events consistent with climate change have been creating havoc.
The story of the Carterets is one of hardships, courage and inspiration. They have progressed slowly but steadily despite not having received a single cent of the billions dollars worth of official climate change adaptation funds floating around the system so far.
Proceeds go to Tulele Peisa, the NGO set up to facilitate an ecologically and culturally sensitive relocation and resettlement program as well as for their advocacy work to call for an international CO2 emission reduction target of 350 parts per million, the safe limit for humanity according to scientists.
When: Tuesday 5 October at 6.30pm for a 7pm start
Where: RMIT Research Lounge, RMIT University Building 8, Level 5, Swanston St, Melb
Cost: $20 (wine and cheese included)
Book now : www.acf.to/carteret-event
You can also make a donation online if you cannot make it.
And if you are unable to book online please RSVP by email: apvollie for cash payment on the night
Looking forward to having you there!
Lee Tan (Ms)
Asia Pacific Coordinator
Australian Conservation Foundation
Floor 1, 60 Leicester St, CARLTON VIC 3053, Australia
Ph 03 9345 1135 Mob 0417 082 294 Fax 03 9345 1166