PacWaste is a project funded by the European Union and implemented by SPREP to improve regional hazardous waste management across the Pacific in the priority areas of healthcare waste, asbestos
waste, E-waste and integrated atoll waste management.
This fact-sheet outlines a brief information about Tuvalu, with activities taking place in the project domains of healthcare waste and asbestos.
This report summarises a review of the degree to which climate change has so far been mainstreamed in national strategic plans, policies and budgets of Tuvalu, and in a sectoral case study - and the extent to which mainstreaming has translated to implementation.
A direct internet link to access data relating to Tuvalu's forest cover hosts on the Mongabay website.
Mongabay is the world's most popular site for rainforest information and a well-known source of environmental news reporting and analysis.
The review offers a brief overview of environmental legislation in force in Tuvalu identified and is current as of January 2018.
This guideline, developed as part of the PACC demonstration project, detail the process undertaken to design and build a community-managed water cistern in Lofeagai community, in the north of Funafuti Atoll
This dataset hosts the national reports by Tuvalu to the Convention on Biological Diversity.
Perceived threats can be summarised as arising from deleterious human actions and negative attitudes to the environment, leading to inappropriate behaviour, such as littering, over-fishing and hunting, using fishing nets and modern fishing method, the use of guns and the introduction of pests; the use of inappropriate technologies, such as solid and liquid waste water disposal systems; uncontrolled use of resources and control of livestock; increasing consumption patterns, arising from increases in human populations, demands and changing lifestyles; institutional weaknesses; ignorance and l
This data presents the value and volume of estimated fisheries catches and aquaculture harvest in the year 2014. It was presented in the 5th National Report to the Convention on Biological Diversity.
Data extracted from the 'Fisheries in the PICs' report, 2016. From the table, it can be seen that, in 2014, foreign-based offshore fishing in the Tuvalu zone produced 96,898 mt of fish, with an in-zone value of US$132 million (A$161 million).
Studies of the benefits to Pacific Island countries and territories from fisheries (“Benefish” studies) have been carried out in the past. Gillett and Lightfoot (2001) focused on the year 1999, Gillett (2009) focused on 2007, and the present study focuses on 2014.
The fishery production levels for Tuvalu from those three studies are presented in this data.
As part of the process of meeting its obligations under then Protocol, the government of Tuvalu, in close collaboration with SPREP International Consultant, developed this National Compliance Action Plan (NCAP). The NCAP was prepared to reflect the commitment of the Government of Tuvalu to comply with its Obligations under the Montreal Protocol.
This report was presented by Tuvalu during the 3rd international conference on small island developing states. It reported the status of sustainable development (SD), outlining the good progress that has been achieved in the pursuit of sustainable development as the country follows the strategies recommended by the international community for small island developing states (SIDS).
This academic paper investigates the vulnerability of households to climatic disasters in the low-lying atoll nation of Tuvalu. Using the most recent household surveys available, the authors constructed poverty and hardship profiles for households on the different islands of Tuvalu, and combine these with geographic and topographic information to assess the exposure differentials among different groups using spatial econometric models.
'Story Maps' allows an individual to combine authoritative maps with narrative text, images, and multimedia content to make it easy to harness the power of maps and geography to tell a story. An insight into Tuvalu's environmental issues is featuring on the story map website with images and ArcGIS contents.
The map is a fundamental tool for local resident and island management. It was constructed by latest and high-resolution satellite images and the measured results of field investigation by Foram Sand Project, J-PACE and SOPAC.
Tuvalu became the 189th member of the United Nations on September 5, 2000. This dataset provides a direct internet link to access all the highlight information pertaining to Tuvalu's participation in the UN
Tuvalu's shallow marine environments are dominantly fringing and patch reefs. Five of the islands are true coral atolls, with a continuous eroded reef platform surrounding a central lagoon, three islands are comprised of a single islet made up of sand and coral materials (McLean & Hosking, 1991). This article documents the status of corals reefs of Tuvalu, including threats to coral reef biodiversity.