Supporting Pacific climate resilience

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The Australia-Pacific region faces unprecedented climate challenges. People feel disempowered by the scale of these threats and their inability to stop them.

Climates is a supportive network with a common vision: empowering people in the Australia-Pacific region to address our climate challenges together.

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Remote Mentoring

Engaging experts to collaborate, share knowledge and design solutions to the region's climate challenges.

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Discourse Series

Enhancing Pacific climate literacy through discussions with those living the science, the impacts and the solutions.

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Pacific Engagement

Building genuine relationships across the Pacific to inform our understanding of the region's challenges.

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Our team

We’re looking for people from diverse backgrounds to join our team. If you’re interested in learning more, or have ideas, we’d love to hear from you! Let’s be mates.

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Jarrod Troutbeck

Programs

Jarrod has six years experience working in economics for central government agencies within Australia and the Pacific. He is currently undertaking a Masters of Environment, with a tailored specialisation in the niche area of Pacific climate finance.

As a boy, Jarrod’s family would holiday in the Melanesian countries, where his father also built school houses. From an early age he felt a deep sense of community within region, and a respect for its ecological vulnerability.

Malcolm Roberts

Advocacy

Malcolm is currently completing a degree in Environments and Society at RMIT, following a life-changing epiphany working in the IT industry. To retain his IT expertise, he also consults for several organisations, including the RMIT Global Compliance Office and various Victorian State Government agencies.

Born and raised in high-emitting country, Malcolm feels a strong sense of responsibility for the global impacts of his Australian life, especially towards those who reside in vulnerable countries. He hopes to use his skills to bring about a more equitable Australia-Pacific community.

Sean Roberts

Corporate

Sean is a Chartered Accountant with Stannards Accountants and Advisors. He has over eight years experience advising clients on corporate tax and business services.

Sean’s love for surfing and the ocean has led him towards a respect for the natural environment, and desire to protect the climate. He acknowledges that these values are synonymous with the Australia-Pacific region, and is proud to apply his corporate knowledge in an organisation helping to engage others.

Our latest news
December 6 at 12:05pm
Marshallese spoken-word poet Kathy Jetn̄il-Kijiner: “I recognise poetry is a weird thing to have in this climate world, but it seems to work. And I want to do more of what works.”
December 6 at 7:50am
If you're in Melbourne tonight come along to Climates' special Discourse Series co-hosted by The Weekly Service. Topic: Inner landscapes in a changing climate. There are still a few tickets available, but you'll have to be quick!
December 5 at 7:30am
Today we celebrate International Volunteer Day. A big thank you to all the wonderful individuals who have donated their time and expertise to help Climates meet its objectives over the past 12 months. Your generosity is sincerely appreciated!

Pictured, Returned Australian Volunteers at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's Valuing Volunteers Conference 2016 at the weekend. Credit: @Harjono Djoyobisono.
December 2 at 12:50pm
In the Pacific, rising sea levels are not only claiming land but also the cultural heritage built upon it. A displacement of communities is also a displacement of culture. Examining the need to preserve culture against the effects of climate change.
December 1 at 12:05pm
In the latest demonstration of Pacific solidarity on the issue of climate change, Fijian Prime Minister Bainimarama has called upon US President-elect Trump to take greater leadership on the issue.
November 30 at 6:29am
Education is an essential tool for creating a greater understanding of climate change and the impacts of human behaviour on our world.

What if climate change learning were integrated into our school curriculum? We’d love to hear your thoughts.
November 29 at 5:59pm
November 28 at 3:59pm
November 28 at 12:00pm
Last weekend the Climates team retreated to Australia’s beautiful Mornington Peninsula. We used this time to regroup and plan for the year ahead in an inspiring location.

With an expanding team and increasing scope 2017 promises to be a busy year for Climates. Stay tuned for some exciting developments!

(Photo by our own Kate Donnelly)
November 28 at 6:10am
Fiji has been appointed co-chair of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in 2017.

“Who better to hoist the flag high and raise the Pacific voice at the global level than one of our own?”

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November 25 at 3:07pm
The Climate Council’s new report has found that climate change is fuelling more intense and damaging storms in Australia.

The report finds that the frequency of severe thunderstorm days is likely to rise by 30% for Sydney, 22% for Melbourne and 14% for Brisbane each year by the end of the century.
November 24 at 10:51am
Pacific Environment Information Network [PEIN]'s COP22 delegation says Pacific countries need to remain positive and ambitious in their focus on climate change, in light of the US election result.
November 23 at 8:50pm
November 23 at 1:02pm
"I have never seen the computer dispatch of Melbourne look like [this]. It was what we call a sea of red."

Thunderstorms are blamed for mass asthma causing ‘major disaster’ in Melbourne.
November 23 at 11:27am
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