Monday, December 10, 2012

Fr Claude Mostowik being interviewed at Qatar Climate Change Conference November 2012

Here is the link to the video of the great interview that Claude recorded in the UNFCCC COP18 Climate Studio on 4 Dec - despite being almost voiceless from the ravages of flu!

Claude Mostowik , Pacific Calling Partnership

From Qatar: COP18 UN Climate Change Conference 2012 in December 2012

COP18 (04/12/12) – Claude Mostowik, Delegation Liaison at Pacific Calling Partnership talks about the risks to island states from climate change. He says the biggest and most obvious risk is that these countries are sinking from rising sea waters.

He says the extreme weather events, droughts and heavy rains, are affecting the livelihoods of island communities. He says his organisation work to provide a voice for the people so they can speak to themselves.

He says it is about changing the narrative on climate change and presenting the human face of what people are living with everyday. He stresses that it comes back to climate justice, that those with the lowest ecological footprint are paying the highest price.

He says most of these nations want to stay on their islands, where their homes and their cemeteries are but that they are now being covered by water.

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