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The Pacific Climate Warriors of 350 Pacific joined the People's Pilgrimage from Foligno to Assisi, Italy.back to listing
by Fenton Lutunatabua, 350.org
Over the weekend the Pacific Climate Warriors, traveling from several small island nations in the Pacific, joined the People’s Pilgrimage in order to highlight the impacts of climate change in the islands.
The People’s Pilgrimage has brought together a group of pilgrims walking from Rome to the Paris climate talks taking place later this year. The Pacific Climate Warriors, already in Europe to send a message to those investing in the climate crisis and raise the reality of climate impacts on their lives, joined the pilgrimage walking a little under 20 kilometers from Foligno to Assisi, a small part of the 1500 km pilgrimage led by Yeb Saño, former international climate negotiator from the Philippines.
“Joining this pilgrimage was a historic moment for us,” said Koreti Tiumalu, 350.org’s Pacific Coordinator.
The People's Pilgrimage and Pacific Climate Warriors arrive in Assisi“I was so proud to see all these young Pacific Islanders walk side by side with Yeb Saño and the other pilgrims, to highlight the urgency of the climate crisis, and at the same time challenge the moral license of the fossil fuel industry,” she added.
People's Pilgrimage at the feast day of St Francis of Assisi.Litia Maiava, the Pacific Climate Warrior from Tokelau, a low-lying atoll island that gets 100% of its electricity needs from solar energy, said the world needs to move towards renewable energy to keep our Islands above water.