Running until 14 December, the UNFCCC convention will host Sisters Geraldine Kearney from Sydney and Claire Anterea from Kiribati as part of a ten-person strong delegation from the Pacific.
Good Samaritan Congregational Leader, Sr Clare Condon, commented on the importance and timeliness of the message that this delegation will take to Bali.
“We need to act with urgency to the challenge of climate change and we need to work in partnership with our Pacific neighbours,” Sr Condon said.
“I was pleased Kevin Rudd made both these points in his acceptance speech last Saturday night,” she said.
Sr Condon said Australians need to take responsibility for their contribution to climate change.
“We need to recognise our ecological debt to our low-lying Pacific neighbours. A recent United Nations report puts Australia third in per capita emission of greenhouse gases,” she said.
Good Sams bound for Bali (Sisters of the Good Samaritan 30/11/07)
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United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
Answering in Good Conscience, “with discernment and moderation” – Who is my neighbour? (CathNews, 13/03/07)
3 Dec 2007