The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change or ‘IPCC’ for short, released their latest Synthesis Report earlier this month.
It is the most recent summarisation of all climate reports over the past five years, and states there is a rapidly closing window of opportunity to secure a liveable and sustainable future for all.
Despite the implementation of global climate mitigation policies since the previous synthesis report in 2014, the IPCC paints a bleak future where keeping global temperature rise to one-point-five degrees celsius is nearing impossible.
As seen in Aotearoa, the impacts of the floods in Auckland and Cyclone Gabrielle have been expansive and affected communities across the country.
Firstly to receive a Māori indigenous perspective within Aotearoa, Andre Fa’aoso spoke to Sandra Morrison, Professor in the Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies at the University of Waikato.
To understand the effect that climate change has on the Pacific Islands, Andre also spoke to Dr Christina Tausa, a Political Scientist and Research Manager for the Pacific Ocean Climate Crisis Assessment at the University of Canterbury. Chrisina also spoke about the measures that are being taken in Pacific nations to build their existing climate resilience.