Tuvalu's former prime minister, Enele Sopoaga who attended the online launch, said countries inviting seabed exploration were opening up a huge range of problems for ocean health. "Soon they will be coming to Tuvalu, especially the vulnerable economies looking for the extra dollar ... This is not on as long as I am in the parliament of Tuvalu.
The prime minister of Tuvalu, Kausea Natano, delivered his U.N ... While Tuvalu is free of the coronavirus, the pandemic struck as the island nation was recovering from a pair of tropical cyclones — storms that scientists say are likely to become wetter as the planet warms. Tuvalu’s highest point is just a few meters (yards) above sea level.
Many less-developed countries are also counting on cheap energy from fossil fuels to grow their economies and are reluctant to commit to caps on greenhouse gases ... renewable energy ... Projects funded through the GCF include renewable energy microgrids in Mali and seawalls in Tuvalu .
Fiji has told Australia its refusal to shift from coal to renewable energy sources amounts to an "existential threat" to Pacific islands. Neighboring low-lying Tuvalu is about to host an 18-nation regional forum ... .
"I appeal to Australia to do everything possible to achieve a rapid transition from coal to energy sources that do not contribute to climate change," he told a function in Tuvalu, which will this week hold the annual Pacific Islands Forum.