"You caused it, you fix it:Tuvalu takes off the gloves"
Tuvalu has committed to become the first country to get 100% of its electricity from renewable energy sources by 2020.
Tuvalu is one of the smallest countries in the world, comprising of 9 islands in the Pacific Ocean.
However it might cease to exist within the next 100 years due to rising sea levels. Its priority within the United Nations is to emphasise "climate change and the unique vulnerabilities of Tuvalu to its adverse impacts".
Tuvalu played an active role in the UN’s Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen (2009) and attracted substantial media attention. The Tuvaluan delegation submitted a proposed protocol which would have imposed deeper, legally binding emission cuts not only on the usual Western countries but also on developing nations. The proposal, dubbed by the media and NGOs as the "Tuvalu Protocol" received immediate support from small island states, including Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago and several African states. However it was opposed by China, India and Saudi Arabia.
Tuvalu has committed to become the first country to get 100% of its electricity from renewable energy sources by 2020. This is considered possible because of the small size of the population of Tuvalu and its abundant energy resources due to its tropical location which offers ample room for using solar power. Of course, the predicament of possible flooding in a number of small island states can only be properly addressed by more global climate change fighting initiatives. All Tuvalu can do, is make itself heard and lead by example.
Water ! water ! everywhere but not a drop to drink!
6th October 2011
Tuvalu has sent out and SOS to New Zealand and Australia, sea water contamination has reduced their source of freshwater. As of now Tuvalu is going to run out of water in five days.Tuvalu Prime Minister Willy Telavi pleaded to the United Nations General Assembly in New York last month to act on climate change or Tuvalu would not survive. ''It's mostly climate change,'' Mr Silu said of the predicament. ''Normally this is our rainy season but there's no rain. Even our root crops have died from the salt.''