Pacific Peoples’ Partnership is proud to be hosting the 23rd biannual Pacific Networking Conference titled INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS CLIMATE ACTION SUMMIT. The Conference will take place on January 8th-14th 2018 as an experiential learning program, within the tribal lands of Te Whanau-a-Apanui (Bay of Plenty and East Coast regions of New Zealand's North Island).
For many years the Pacific Networking Conference (PNC) has been an effective pathway to knowledge sharing and unity building. This conference unites indigenous leaders, academics, development workers, decision makers and members of the wider community to share knowledge while connecting in meaningful discussion and problem solving opportunities around issues of common concern.
It seems to be that in today’s world, there is less awareness of the dependence between people and the environment in which they live. This translates to less participation, listening, watching and learning about the world of Indigenous environmental science.
What is clearly being said, however, by Scientists, Activists, Indigenous prophecies and people who still study and live with their environment, is that Climate Change is vastly occurring. Rigorous scientific research demonstrates that the greenhouse gases emitted by human activities is the primary driver.
In January 2018, we hope to stimulate discussion and strategies in a week long summit featuring keynote speakers, interactive summit sessions and a festival of artists.