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Annika Dean

I am generally interested in progress towards stopping coal expansion, and progress towards climate change adaptation in the Pacific. I have been involved in climate change activism against coal expansion in the Hunter Valley for most of the past decade, first as a member of the grassroots collective Rising Tide Newcastle and then as part of the Hunter Community Environment Centre. I was involved in organising the first climate camp in Australia in 2008, and was more recently involved in the campaign against the fourth coal terminal in Newcastle. I also helped to organise the Pacific Climate Warriors Flotilla in the World’s Biggest Coal Port in 2014, which was rated by the Guardian as one of the top ten sustainability campaigns of 2014. I recently completed my PhD, which investigates the effects of climate finance on the adaptive capacity of the Republic of Kiribati.