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Join us in calling on your local institutions to make a pledge by 2020 to transition to 100% renewable energy.

Working together, we will build a fossil free world and transition our communities to 100% renewable energy for all.

In order to do this we are asking you to showcase your #PacificPawa. Sign this petition and join us in calling on local institutions to make a pledge by 2020 to transition to 100% renewable energy.

 

 

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Join us in calling on your local institutions to make a pledge by 2020 to transition to 100% renewable energy.

We’re calling for a fast and just transition to a Fossil Free world.

Working together, we will end the use of fossil fuels and transition our world to 100% renewable energy for all.

2020 is a threshold for meeting global targets to tackle the climate crisis. We’re at a tipping point. 20 years of international governments leading climate negotiations has not nearly been enough to keep the planet from warming and in the Pacific we are watching as Climate impacts escalate.

Yet, we see new hope everywhere.

As Pacific Climate Warriors from across the Pacific region representing various grassroots, frontline and indigenous communities, and with support from around the world, we are calling for our local leaders, communities and institutions to show the world what true climate leadership is.

We are united in calling for local institutions to commit to a fast and fair transition to 100% renewable energy for all and are working from the ground up to tell the world that if Pacific Communities at all levels can lead a transition to a Fossil Free future than the global world must follow suit.

In order to do this we are asking you to showcase your #PacificPawa. Sign this petition and join us in calling on your local institutions to make a pledge by 2020 to transition to 100% renewable energy.

By signing this petition you are adding your name to the growing number of Pacific people who are calling on their local institutions to show the world what true Climate Leadership is.

On September 8th we will deliver these signatures to leader's of local institutions asking them to show the world what needs to happen to keep our islands above water.  

It’s time to Rise up for Pacific Pawa.

Join us in calling on your local institutions to make a pledge by 2020 to transition to 100% renewable energy.

Sign the petition:

By signing this petition you are adding your name to the growing number of Pacific people who are calling on their local institutions to show the world what true Climate Leadership is.

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#PacificPawa Events:

Fiji

350 Fiji will be working with the 350 Student Network and the Pacific Regional Youth Initiative to organise around USP and different events happening around Fiji. Engagement with climate affected areas in the Vanua Levu will also create opportunity for 350 Fiji material (Mats) creation to be used for photoshoots and during the day of action. The 350 Fiji team together with volunteers will use the Hibiscus Festival which is the biggest one in the country to collect signatures and create awareness about the Pacific Pawa Campaign. The Day of Action will see 350 Fiji partner with other major climate network organizations for a panel discussion and dialogue. There is also a photoshoot planned to capture the local translation of renewable energy based on traditional concepts to allow better interpretation of the Pacific Pawa Campaign in Fiji.

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Guam

350 Guam are hosting a range of activities over the next month that will draw on the talents of local artists to collaborate in a music piece. For the wider public they will be organising events that include a community BBQ with village Mayors and Youth Councils, A Carbon-Free Challenge that encourages individuals or families (even businesses) to go carbon-free from 5 minutes, 1 hour, or whole day (walking or carpooling, no electricity usage, hand-washing clothes,) and a fun Hike and Bike to promote it.

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Kiribati

350 Kiribati are organising The Pacific Pawa Kikonang Festival which will be held at the Bairiki Stadium on the 8 of September. All are welcome to attend. The day will commence with a march led by the Pacific Climate Warriors into the stadium. Youth groups are preparing performances that weave into them the Kikonang symbol of Pacific Pawa.

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New Caledonia

350 New Caledonia plans to center their campaign around highlighting the local efforts made by the island of Lifou, its chiefs and its people in its current plan to achieve full transition to renewable energy for the whole island by year 2020. A partnership has been developed between 350 New Caledonia and local dance company « Wetr Création » from the island of Lifou to go around the island, collecting signatures and building digital content — video and photo. Some of the content created will go online on the 350 Pacific social media platforms when 350 Nouvelle-Calédonie takes over in August. A human kikonang sign is planned for the shores of Lifou island on the day of action.

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Samoa

PCW Samoa will conduct a Schools/Youth Challenge for 3 weeks. This schools challenge will take place around both islands of Upolu and Savaii around July this year. 4 schools (2 Primary 2 Colleges) and 4 church youth groups will participate in this challenge. These schools/youth groups will be rewarded with prizes after being marked and judged. The targeted schools are already in the phase of transitioning and our PCW’s are there to support and push other stakeholders to be involve so there’s a solid support.

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Solomons

350 Solomons will hold a speech contest using primary school children because they are the very people who will be suffer the most in the future if we couldn’t act now. Judges of the speech contest will include people from the ministry of meteorology and climate change. The aim of targeting those ministers is to let them know that climate change is everybody’s business. Kikongnang will be used to relay the message of renewable energy, wind mill can be used without fuel. Faith organising will be used to support the global day of action. A camp will be planned outside the main town with a kikonang demonstration and talanoa session with ministers of government, church and university students invited to take part.

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Tokelau

Tokelau will be hosting a culture day, a workshop to talk about our work, the impact of climate change, the importance that we rise and continue to push for fossil free future. They will also look at weaving lessons to support the no plastic movement. They will also work with a primary school (Samoa primary school) of about 40 students and 4 teachers including the two principles. Students will be invited to take part in a workshop on Climate Change adaptation and also take part in a Pacific Pawa photoshoot with items woven in the workshops.

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Tonga

350 Tonga have organised a program of events leading up to September that will see the team take part in Tonga’s national festival at many different levels. On Sep. 8th, Tonga’s Climate Change Warriors will have a relay, like the Olympic Torch Relay but instead of carrying a torch they will be carrying the Pacific Pawa declaration to the 3 different fossil fuel companies that have been chosen – namely the Tonga Power Limited, the HomeGas & Tonga Gas Limited and the ANZ Tonga. The final relay lap will be to carry the declaration to the Climate Change Department of the Ministry of Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change and Communications of the Government of Tonga. The plan is to carry the declaration throughout the Central District of Tongatapu Island. This event we will broadcasted live via the 350 Tonga Facebook page.

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Vanuatu

Starting with a Digital Storytelling Workshop for the Youth. 350 Vanuatu will be using digital storytelling to showcase the diversity in cultural attire, traditions and the realities of Climate Change from the Bank Islands in Northern Vanuatu to Tafea, the Southernmost province of Vanuatu. The Video will be launched at a community BBQ and Kava ceremony where the Vanuatu Foreign Minister and the Mayor of Port Villa amongst other guests will be invited to take part in a Talanoa session.

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Brisbane

350 Pacific Brisbane plan to mobilise the Pacific Island Community to ask Brisbane City Council to transition to renewable energy. An action is planned for September 8th in Brisbane City – King George Square.  They are also contributing to an upcoming art exhibition which will feature a talanoa session centred on issues such as climate change.

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Melbourne

350 Pacific Melbourne will hold a Pacific art exhibition with pieces contributed by the community and climate change inspired wearable art designed by Off2War. The main piece of the exhibition will be a giant headdress that people can and will be encouraged to take photos in as a frame with the hashtag or title “Still I rise.”The backdrop will be a black and white canvas of the Pacific after a natural disaster. The main headdress piece is inspired by Kirsty Mitchells Gaia.

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Sydney

350 Pacific Sydney will focus on mobilising the diaspora in the lead up to Sep. 8th. They will be targeting some big events and festivals including the Pacific Test match and gaining support for Pacific Pawa with presence at these events. They will also be organising an art build in the lead up to the Day of Action with Matavai Cultural Pacific Arts and One Love. The materials from the art build will be used on the day of action where the PCW crew will join 350 Australia on a sail around Sydney Harbour and then taking the message around Sydney city talking to people, and using song and dance to show Pacific Pawa.

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Wellington

PCW Wellington will partner with the Tokelauan Students Association ‘Te Namo’ and other Pacific student groups and associations to highlight both the effects of Climate Change in the Pacific and the resilience of Pacific communities through a day of; Performances from local Pacific artists – Music, Dance, Poetry & Spoken Word, Traditional Pacific Umu & Feast – Highlighting the traditional food production/preparation practices of indigenous Pacific communities, modelling sustainable agriculture. Art & Digital Storytelling Exhibition – Develop and showcasing a series of videos of various stories of Climate Change from the Pacific. Cultural Exchange: Wider Wellington engagement with Pasefika cultures; increased visibility of our cultures and stories of resilience from Pacific elders.

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