Climate Justice for the Pacific
Pasifika activists are making history through their campaign to take climate change to the highest court. Join the movement to protect human rights and hold big polluters accountable.
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The impact of climate change on the Pacific Nations
Our Pacific Island neighbours are impacted daily by the climate crisis, yet they have contributed the least to the problem - Pacific nations account for only 0.03% of global greenhouse emissions.
The pacific is one of the most climate-vulnerable regions. Disasters such as cyclones, coastal flooding and food and water scarcity are becoming increasingly common as a result of climate change, endangering the lives and livelihoods of people who call the Pacific region home.
Stand with our Pacific Neighbours in the fight for climate justice
Pacific Islanders are some of the strongest voices holding world leaders to account and demanding urgent action to mitigate climate change.
Their legal campaign to hold big polluters to account and protect human rights has now gained global support and will be discussed at the highest court in the world next year - the International Court of Justice.
Everyone deserves the right to survival, equality, water, food, culture, education, health - all of these human rights are being massively impacted by climate change and protecting them is part of achieving climate justice.
Help us pressure the Australian government to be a climate leader and champion this initiative.
It is our responsibility to amplify Pacific voices and stand with them on the road to a safe climate and future.
How you can get involved
Change the Law Change the World
Pasifika activists are making history through their campaign to take climate change to the highest court. Help us pressure the Australian government to be a climate leader and champion this initiative.
Stop Deep Sea Mining
Working together, we can protect the Pacific from the destructive effects of deep sea mining.
The Rainbow Warrior in the Pacific
Greenpeace has a long and proud history of working alongside local communities to protect the oceans, lands, and people of the Pacific.
The Rainbow Warrior once again travelled to the Pacific — this time, in support of a groundbreaking Pasifika led legal campaign, taking climate harm to the world’s highest court, the International Court of Justice.
The Rainbow Warrior's return to the Pacific Islands was an opportunity to strengthen relationships and collaborate with communities, amplifying the visions of climate justice activists, and fostering discussion, talanoa, action, and friendship.
Greenpeace Australia Pacific is travelled to Vanuatu, Tuvalu and Fiji to celebrate beautiful cultural traditions and document human rights stories of the impacts of climate change.
These accounts will be included as part of the International Court of Justice submission process.
FROM A CLASSROOM IN VANUATU TO THE
HIGHEST COURT IN THE WORLD
A timeline of action
Join the Pacific campaign as it heads to the International Court of Justice.
REPORT: Lost Time and Damaged Reputations
What Australia must do to go from blocker to leader on loss and damage.
REPORT: Deep Trouble
The murky world of the deep sea mining industry.
REPORT: Te Mana O Te Moana
The state of the climate in the Pacific 2021
Recent articles by Greenpeace
3 July 2023
Join the journey to Vanuatu, Tuvalu and Fiji on the Rainbow Warrior
The Rainbow Warrior will continue its journey to the Pacific — this time, in support of a groundbreaking Pasifika led legal campaign, taking climate harm to the world’s highest court, the International Court of Justice. Join our campaign for an 8-week inspiring journey where you'll meet and connect with the most powerful activists and social justice warriors in the world.
5 July 2023
Taking the Australian Government to Court
We are Uncle Pabai and Uncle Paul, proud First Nations leaders from Guda Maluyligal in the Torres Strait . We are on the Rainbow Warrior, making our way from Cairns to Vanuatu in solidarity with the Pasifika community who are leading a global legal campaign bringing climate change to the world’s highest court.
5 July 2022
Media Release: Rainbow Warrior arrives in the Pacific in support of historic climate justice campaign
Iconic Greenpeace vessel the Rainbow Warrior today arrived in Port Vila, Vanuatu after a nine day voyage from Cairns, Australia with climate activists, Pacific campaigners and First Nations leaders.
14 July 2023
Welcome Home Greenpeace
"Welcome home, Greenpeace, welcome home, you've been gone for so long..." Chief Timothy sang as he welcomes the Rainbow Warrior back to Vanuatu, 38 years after the original Rainbow Warrior was bombed while peacefully protesting environmental injustice in the Pacific.
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