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State of the Environment

We publish the Caritas State of the Environment for Oceania report each 4 October on the Feast of St Francis. Associated stories, video, comment and analysis are available online here. The work is carried out in close cooperation with other Caritas members and our partners on the ground in Oceania.

The State of the Environment for Oceania (SEFO) report and online material monitor five key issues for Oceania peoples:

  • Coastal erosion and sea level rise
  • Food and water
  • Extreme weather
  • Offshore mining and drilling
  • Climate finance

Through the eyes of our partners and associates, we shed light on environmental impacts and responses to these issues in our common home in Oceania. We aim to amplify the voices of the region crying out for justice for Papatūānuku - our sister, Mother Earth - and her children. Join the discussion in our online talanoa on Facebook: The Oceanian.

The Caritas State of the Environment for Oceania 2021: Towards our Future Home was launched on Monday 4 October 2021. Links to the launch event, online talanoa and story map are available here. The 2021 story map is also below. Links to all Caritas State of the Environment for Oceania reports are to the right.


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Story map - Caritas State of the Environment for Oceania 2021

Our online environmental monitor shows stories and photos of environmental impact and response over 2021. It is being progressively added to.

 

Reports

All editions of the report since 2014 are available below.

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