“Climate change is undeniably a human rights issue, and I think that that’s been rather neglected in the discussion. We really must start to talk about what is the impact on human beings.”
Professor Gillian Triggs
About this event
Moderated by Bank Australia’s Victoria McKenzie-McHarg – Climates hosted this discussion on climate justice featuring:
● Pita Taufatofua – Tongan Olympian and Winter Olympian
● Wendy Farmer – President of Voices of the Valley – Latrobe Valley
This event attracted substantial TV and radio media attention, particularly in relation to the participation of Tongan Olympian and Winter Olympian Pita Taufatofua. This was one of the first times Taufatofua had used his platform to raise awareness about the climate crisis, less than two months after Severe Tropical Cyclone Gita devastated his home island of Tongatapu.
Since 2018, Climates has worked closely with Digital Storytellers and event sponsors to ensure all events are accessible to people right across Oceania. See the Facebook Live recording for this event below.
This event was hosted in Melbourne, Australia on 5 April 2018.Livestream via Facebook