This sure is a microcosm of the World's issues, Sophie. We're working to report this project on behalf of WWF New Zealand and Tuvalu - if you are looking to find out more detailed information with regards to measures etc, I suggest you click on the link provided above to see what's going on regarding the WWF South Pacific Climate Change Programme. I'm sure you'll find some great content and knowledgeable people to get in touch with! - ps, thanks for the interest!
At a recent awareness raising workshop on climate change, Tuvalu developed a draft Blueprint for Action on Climate Change. This was developed through an open and consultative process, and through the participation of the Prime Minister, Hon. Maatia Toafa, members of parliament, heads of government departments, other government officials including the staff of the Department of Environment, traditional leaders (the Kaupule) from the eight islands of Tuvalu, members of various civil society organisations, and community members.
The participation of the above during the entire three days of the workshop gave the workshop its strength and enabled the development of the comprehensive Blueprint.
The workshop, titled “Climate Change: Impacts, Adaptation and Engaging in International Policy” was held from February 14th - 16th in Funafuti, Tuvalu. The aims of this workshop were to raise awareness on the topic among government departments, civil society and community members.
The workshop was mostly conducted in the Tuvaluan language, which encouraged open and easy discussions.
The Blueprint for Action on Climate Change includes recommendations on research, adaptation needs and mainstreaming climate change into development policy e.g. the Kakeega II (Tuvalu Vision). This document will be made public once it is formally endorsed by the government. For more information on the workshop, keep reading our website, as we will be uploading the workshop report soon.
The Tuvalu Department of Environment and WWF would like to thank the European Commission for financially sponsoring this workshop. WWF would like to thank the Tuvalu Department of Environment staff for organising this workshop, and working hard to make this a success.