Nogat Coal: No Coal in Papua New Guinea
Our climate is rapidly changing globally. The mining and burning of coal is a leading cause in the climate crisis we are facing.
According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) the world has already warmed by over one degree due to mass industrialisation, increasing greenhouse gas pollution from the burning of oil, coal and gas.
Communities across the Pacific have been leading the call for change and end to the fossil fuel industry that included the mining and burning of coal.
Papua New Guinea is experiencing rapid onset events including cyclones, earthquakes, flooding, landslides, tsunamis and storm surges. This is coupled with slower onset processes that include drought, frost, salinisation, coastal erosion and sea-level rise.
This has resulted in internal displacements of communities like the Carteret Islanders who were some of the first people in the world to have to relocate because of rising sea levels.