Tuvalu

Forty biogas digesters installed in the islands of Tuvalu bring community cleaner cooking stoves

The islands of Tuvalu are now able to use sustainable energy to cook their food after the installation of forty (40) biogas digesters in Niulakita, Nukulaelae, Nukufetau, Vaitupu, Nui, Niutao and Funafuti.

Scientific models and tools for strengthened resilience action in Tuvalu

“Tropical Cyclone Pam largely affected Vanuatu which was more than 1000 KM away from Tuvalu, and yet our islands were flooded by the massive waves the cyclone generated,” Tauala Katea Director for Tuvalu Meteorological Services shared with participants…

Atoll Adaptation Dialogue

One day scientific focused session on key areas relevant to countries and a determination of what the next steps are in terms of progressing the case of atoll nations at national, regional and international levels

Solomon Islands recruits its first oceanographer

The Solomon Islands Meteorological Services has recently recruited an oceanographer, a first amongst National Meteorological Services (NMS) in the Pacific. This milestone reaffirms the Solomon Islands’ commitment to the Pacific Island Meteorological…

New Tide Calendar Launched in Tuvalu

The Honourable Prime Minister of Tuvalu, Enele Sopoaga, launched the new 2019 Vaitupu Annual Tide Predictions Calendar yesterday at the National Climate Outlook Forum in Tuvalu. “These are very useful for planning and for Tuvaluans that go out fishing or…

Pacific children key to championing human rights in the region

Pacific education officials and curriculum development officers from Kiribati, the Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI), and Tuvalu met in Fiji this week (7 to 10 August) to progress plans to integrate human rights and responsibilities into primary and…

Emergency Grab Bags save lives in Tuvalu

On 4 March 2018, four fishers were rescued from a small vessel in Tuvalu after activating the PLB (Personal Locator Beacon) from their emergency ‘grab bag’, a marine safety pack initiated and promoted by SPC and supported by the Tuvalu government. This…

Zoom - Growing fresh food for the family in Tuvalu

Farmer Iokapeta Taliu starts every day the same way. “Every morning and afternoon, my husband and I work on our garden as part of our daily routine”, Iokapeta explained from her farm on Funafuti, Tuvalu’s main atoll. “My home garden is very useful to my…

Tuvalu launches Pacific’s first Human Rights National Action Plan

Tuvalu becomes the first Pacific country as well as one of the few in the world, to launch a national action plan on human rights. Prime Minister Hon. Enele Sopoaga officially launched the Tuvalu National Action Plan yesterday, attended by Tuvalu’s…

Zoom - Supporting fishing knowledge and livelihoods in Tuvalu

A fisher with a palu malau puku, a deepwater species For centuries, the people of Tuvalu have been fishing the waters around their island nation. Their knowledge of local fish and their habits is second to none. Two projects supported by the Pacific…
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