Book Launch: ‘Pacific Voices and Climate Change’ - Institute for the Study of the Asia Pacific
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Book Launch: ‘Pacific Voices and Climate Change’

Book Launch:

‘Pacific Voices and Climate Change’

Date: 8th December 2022

Time: 5pm-6pm

Location: Attend in person in Adelphi Building, ABLT2, or online via Microsoft Teams.

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Free refreshments available!


Book Bio:

This book provides a comprehensive overview of issues related to climate change in the Pacific and will be an invaluable reference for those working in this important field. Climate change represents humanity’s greatest threat. The vastness of the Pacific means that no two experiences are the same. This edited volume identifies research that highlights the local impact of climate change on the islands and coastlines of the Pacific. The authors use current research to document climate change via contextually informed studies that engages with local cultures, histories, knowledges, and communities.  The transdisciplinary nature and the combination of both academic and non-academic writing makes this book an accessible and important contribution to the field.


Niki Alsford, University of Central Lancashire.

Chapter 1: Introduction

Robert Walley, University of Central Lancashire.

Chapter 2: The Next Wave of Climate Refugees? Building a Clear Narrative Concerning Levels of Understanding and Agency in Communities Across the Pacific Who Are Most at Risk from the Effects of the Climate Emergency.

Sojin Lim, University of Central Lancashire.

Chapter 3: Sustainable Development from Unsustainable Climate: Sustainable Development Goals and the Pacific Small Island Developing States.

Ti-han Chang, University of Central Lancashire.

Chapter 4: New Zealand’s Political Responses to Climate Change and Migration in the Pacific: A Perspective from the South.

Fanny Caron, Aix-Marseille University-CNRS.

Chapter 6: Assertion of Indigenous Identity in the Face of Climate Change: The Works of Two Millennial Paiwan Authors.

Tobie Openshaw, Centre of Austronesian Studies.

Chapter 7: Climate Change, Humility, and Resilience: Analysing a Myth of the Bunun in Taiwan.

Amar Wayal, SRM Institute of Science and Technology.

Chapter 8: North American Native Literature and Environment: Perspectives on the Native Challenges and Dispossession.

Aarushi, University of Delhi.

Chapter 10: Exploring Australia and New Zealand’s Climate Policies: Similarities and Differences.