3 November 2021, COP26, Glasgow - Tuvalu is sinking with 40 per cent of the atoll nation’s capital, Funafuti, already below sea level at high tide. This reality coupled with rapidly rising sea level has placed Tuvalu’s population under enormous threat, world leaders have been told.
Tuvalu’s plight was highlighted by the country’s Prime Minister, Hon. Kausea Natano, during the High-Level Segment of the Twenty-Sixth Conference of the Parties to the UN’s Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland. He wore a scarf gifted to him by the Aboriginal women of Australia displaying the colours of global warming, sending a strong message to the world that the people of Tuvalu need help.