63 Pacific Climate Warriors (PCWs) from 17 teams across the Pacific gathered in Nadi, to develop strategies to further strengthen the work of climate activists less than a week after the Pacific Island States declared a climate crisis at the Pacific Islands Development Forum Leaders’ Summit. The gathering of the PCWs aptly called the Pacific Pawa Shift 2019, aims to continuously position and popularise the definition of real climate leadership as committing to a just and fast transition to a world without fossil fuels, powered by 100% community-led renewable energy. The Pacific Pawa Shift was designed to elevate the voices of communities through equipping participants with story-telling and mobilization skills, so as to put pressure on decision-makers to take real climate action. Pacific Pawa illustrates the journey that the PCWs are on in the lead up to the UN Secretary General’s Climate Action Summit, to be held in New York. Faipule Elehi Kelehiano Kalolo, the Ulu o Tokelau, (Titular Head of Tokelau), also met with delegates at the Pacific Pawa Shift. In his address to the PCWs, he announced the launch of the Fakaofo Wind Turbine, which is situated on the southernmost island of Tokelau. Details of the Fakaofo […]

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