On August 13th, youth and civil society organisations gathered around the world, to stand in solidarity with our Pacific family and champion support for the International Court of Justice Advisory Opinion (ICJAO) campaign, taking the world’s biggest problem to the world's biggest Court. At the UN General Assembly in September this year, Vanuatu will be asking members to support its resolution asking the ICJ to give an Advisory Opinion on human rights and climate change - and they need our support!
The fate of our oceans is being decided this month at the United Nations. Countries are meeting to finalise a new Global Ocean Treaty. A strong Treaty will make it possible to create vast ocean sanctuaries on the high seas. This is a vital step on the road to 30x30, 30% of the oceans protected by 2030.
It’s been a tough couple of weeks. With the confronting findings of the latest report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the crisis in Ukraine, floods on one side of the country, and record-breaking heat on the other, it’s understandable if you’ve been feeling a little stressed or sad.