Tuvalu Statement at the Whale in a Changing Ocean Conference, Vava'u, Tonga, 2017
Although Tuvalu has no history of manufacturing persistent organic pollutants (POPs), this data-set consists of;
1. the first report (2008) that represents the first stepping stone for the country to outline strategies in order to meet its obligations under the Stockholm Convention, also given the chemical nature, including long range environmental transport of POPs that is a global concern.
2. The Tuvalu National Action Plan to reduce releases of unintentional persistent organic pollutants (u-POPs) 2018 - 2022
As a Party to the UNCCD, Tuvalu is obliged to follow Section 9 and 10 of the Convention in preparing a National Action Plan. This NAP therefore is considered as the focus of actions, consolidation of projects and activities identified for an integrated solution to combating land degradation in Tuvalu.
Tuvalu signed the Convention on Biological Diversity in 1992. The program of the Work Protected Areas is one of the successes of the convention. This action plan therefore presents the broad targets for the country as complemented in the National Biodiversity Action Plan to recognize, protect and apply best practices in relation to the management, protection and utilization of biological resources.
This National Strategic Action Plan for Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management (NSAP) describes
the people of Tuvalu’s priorities for immediate actions in the face of climate change.
Rats are invasive species in Tuvalu. Rattus rattus, or black rats, are rampaging through Tuvalu’s atolls and gnawing through the country’s chief export crop – coconuts. This dataset contains a brief introduction into a project that was implemented by a locally-recruited retired rodent management expert who showed coconut farmers how to dispose of the rats in an environmentally-friendly manner.
Data submitted to the UN Ozone Secretariat highlighting the trend of ODS consumption (calculated as Production (if any) + imports - exports) in Tuvalu. Ozone Depleting Substances calculated here are HCFCs and Methal Bromide.
The results of this academic study stated that the sea level rise rate in Tuvalu as at September 2008 was 5.9 mm year−1, based upon the 15½ years of sea level data. This was about four times higher than the global average of 1-2 mm year−1.
Sea level in Tuvalu area had risen approximately 9.14 cm since the inception of the project 15½ years ago. However, it was to be noted that the land is quite stable and the rate of land sinking is -0.06 mM year−1 only.
Tuvalu developed this Policy as a response to recent water crises, and to ensure that the people of Tuvalu have continued access to safe, reliable, affordable and sustainable water and sanitation facilities. tuvaluenvironment.tv
The Annual Tide Predictions Calendars are a popular product of the Australian-funded Climate and Ocean Support Program in the Pacific (COSPPac). The Pacific Community (SPC) has been designing and producing the tide prediction calendars over the past 3 years in partnership with the Australian Bureau of Meteorology.
The new predictions for Vaitupu were calculated using tide gauge data collected by SPC in 2015 under the European Union-funded Climate and Abstraction Impact Assessment (CAIA) project.
This report presents the results of the first nationally representative empirical study of relationships between household vulnerability, human mobility and climate change in the Pacific. Findings are based upon quantitative and qualitative fieldwork carried out in Tuvalu during the early part of 2015 by researchers from the United Nations University (UNU), the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and the University of the South Pacific (USP)