Tuvalu-born Lakiloko Keakea was one of six Pasifika award winners at the 2017 Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifika Awards. Since arriving in New Zealand in 1996, she has become one of Aotearoa’s most renowned...
In its thirty years, the Fund has delivered by distributing to the Government of Tuvalu over AUD100 million dollars in absolute terms or AUD$154 million in 2017 values.
“In my family we have three Pacific languages and cultures; Cook Island, Vagahau Niue and Gagana Samoa but I’ll be making a special effort to learn more phrases from some of the other heavenly languages of the Pacific.” Hon. Alfred Ngaro
Establishing Tuvalu’s High Commission in Wellington has been a long standing desire of the Government of Tuvalu to formally recognise the value of their relationship and the important role New Zealand plays in the region and internationally.
Preserving Tuvalu’s language in NZ becomes critical as nation face existential threat from climate change
Tuvalu language week is an important occasion as it focuses attention on preserving our language and culture in New Zealand. There are three major reasons why that is critical for Tuvaluans both here and at home. Tuvalu High Commissioner to NZ, HE Samuelu Laloniu.
The SIS Strategy is an important integrating tool in Tuvalu’s vision and plans to safeguard its lands, seas and people to the growing threats of climate change, natural disasters and related economic and social hazards.
The four success components behind Tuvalu’s US$38million GCF project, and importance of climate finance access
Tuvalu’s success makes it only the second Pacific island country, after Fiji, to have successfully accessed GCF project finance. It highlights the difficulties that small under-resourced and under-capacitated Pacific island countries face when trying to access multilateral climate financing.
Due to new requirements agreed to in the new South Pacific Tuna Treaty between 16 Pacific states and USA, US fishing vessels need to fulfil new requirements by 1 August 2016 to fish in Pacific island waters.
It is the Ocean that binds us all. A healthy ocean is critical to a healthy planet, and Polynesians are custodians to the largest Ocean area of the globe. We are the people of the Ocean and therefore our responsibility to carry that message throughout our region and beyond.
Tuvalu, first small Pacific nation to gain GCF project funding with US$38.8million for Coastal Adaptation project
Project resources will be used to put in place a robust coastal protection infrastructure along 2,210m of vulnerable coastlines of Funafuti, Nanumea and Nanumaga representing nearly 28% of the high value zone of the country, which currently has no protective measures. It also represents 10% of all vulnerable coastlines in the country.
On 3 June, Mrs Bennett walked past Betio Hospital, functional but, previously, had been evacuated due to flooding: “You can read about it, you can hear the stories, but when you are faced with it in reality, it is incredibly stark.”
‘400 Day’ is a level scientists figure the accumulation of greenhouse gases has pushed global temperatures up to nearly 1.5°C since 1850. They estimate that 2°C of warming will occur at 450 ppm.