Hear Ursula’s story of climate adaptation in the Pacific

Food & climate change article written on the 02 Oct 2010

We’d encourage you all to go along to this Australian Conservation Foundation night of inspirational stories from Ms Ursula Rakova from the Carteret Atoll in Papua New Guinea, accompanied by wine, music and comedy.

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. 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. Proceeds go to Tulele Peisa, the non-governmental organisation set up by the Council of Elders 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, Melbourne
Cost: $20 (wine and cheese included)
Book now
If you are unable to book online please RSVP by email: apvollie@acfonline.org.au for cash payment on the night