The Caritas State of the Environment for Oceania report series has monitored critical issues affecting the life and wellbeing of Oceania and its peoples since 2014. The five main issues we monitor are rising seas and coastal erosion, extreme weather, access to safe local food and water, offshore mining and drilling, and climate finance.
In late August 2020, Pope Francis said: "Today we have an opportunity to build something different. ...we can nurture an economy of the integral development of the poor, ...an economy where people, and especially the poorest, are at the centre." Towards New Horizons challenges us to reflect on how such an 'economy' can be built in Oceania, in the face of interrelated social, economic and environmental crises.
The 2020 report is available to download online at https://caritas.org.nz/state-environment-oceania-2020-report