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State of the Environment for Oceania 2021

Caritas' State of the Environment for Oceania 2021: Towards our Future Home was launched through a global online webinar on Monday 4 October, the Feast of St Francis of Assisi.

The Caritas State of the Environment for Oceania has monitored critical issues affecting the life and wellbeing of Oceania and its peoples since 2014. Through the eyes and ears of Caritas staff and partners across the Pacific, we monitor: rising seas and coastal erosion, extreme weather, access to safe local food and water, offshore mining and drilling, and climate finance. Our 2021 assessment was supported by an online talanoa in September, and stories and perspectives from Caritas staff, partners and associates throughout the region.

The final Oceania Statement for 2021, Caritas environmental indicators, and recommendations for the future are available here or through the link at the bottom of this page. The launch event, Oceania talanoa and story-map of impact and response are below.


Launch of Caritas Statement on the Environment for Oceania 2021

Online launch of our environment indicators and assessment of the State of the Environment for Oceania 2021 was held online. Click the above video to view the recording.


Caritas Oceania Online Talanoa: Towards our Future Home

Caritas Oceania's online talanoa (28 September) sharing stories from the grassroots and coastal edges on environmental change in Oceania. Many of our partners from around the region joined live or by video to contribute towards our final assessment and recommendations for Oceania environment for 2021.


Story Map: State of the Environment for Oceania 2021

Stories of impact and response from grassroots communities around Oceania, through the lens of our five key issues. This map may be shared and embedded on other sites. More stories will be added shortly.

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