Water Emergencies Grip Tuvalu and Tokelau in the Pacific

Celsias

As governments and aid agencies scramble to deliver desalination plants and bottled water to drought stricken Pacific Island nations of Tuvalu and Tokelau, other Pacific Island nations - Samoa and the Cook Islands - are preparing for a similar fate.

Can the energy efforts of a drowning paradise prompt worldwide response?

Green Life Smart Life

Tuvalu is a coral island in the Pacific located mid-way between Hawaii and Australia that has over 2,000 years of history and today is home to approximately 12,000 inhabitants. By placing solar panels on the largest football stadium on the island, Tuvalu is now able to supply 5% of the electricity needed by its capital city of Funafuti and has eliminated the need to import more than 17,000 tons of resources from neighboring New Zealand.

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Tiny Pacific Nation Commits To Fighting Global Warming

Eco Friendly Daily

Tuvalu is a small Southern Pacific nation, consisting of only 12,000 people. Stated one individual: “The plight of Tuvalu versus the rising tide vividly represents the worst early consequence of climate change. For Tuvalu, after 3,000 years of history, the success of U.N. and Tokyo Electric Power Company have already assisted Tuvalu in their goals. Tuvalu is part of a growing list of nations working towards zero emissions with the help of renewable energy.

Filmmaker Craig Rosebraugh Pursues Trail of Environmental Destruction, Illness and Death in Examination of the Fossil Fuel Industry

Celsias

From the Gulf Coast to the tiny nation of Tuvalu, from Nigeria and Uganda to Peru and Alaska, filmmaker and political activist Craig Rosebraugh documents the impact of an industry that continually puts profits before people, wages a campaign of lies designed to thwart measures to combat climate change, uses its clout to minimize infringing regulations and undermines the political process in the U.S. What happens when an industry has too much power?

New Zealand Territory Meets All Electricity Needs Through Solar

Eco Friendly Daily

Tuvalu, a small Southern Pacific nation of only 12,000 people, has committed to using only renewable energy by the year 2020. Island nations around the globe have been making great strides in attempting to do their part in reducing climate change. These island nations generally emit very little greenhouse gas emissions but their very livelihoods and islands are threatened with the worst effects of climate change, particularly rising seas.

Ten Ways to Save the World

Conservancy Talk

Increasing reef resilience and fish populations to mitigate sea level rise and preserve livelihoods in Tuvalu. Isn’t it amazing how competition – from the US Open to baseball’s World Series to American Idol – draws people in? Be they participants or spectators, when a prize is on the line, people take action. They join, they cheer and they vote. They often root for the local hero.

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Japan’s Aid Across Asia

Eco Friendly Daily

Other natural disaster recovery programs are in the works for Tuvalu – a Pacific Island that is already losing land and resources to rising sea levels. A spokesman for the Japanese government announced today that the country had budgeted $10 billion in aid to developing countries who need help to fight global warming.

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Renewables 2014 Global Status Report Highlights Another Year of Impressive Renewable Energy Growth

Green (Living) Review

For example, Djibouti, Scotland, and the small-island state of Tuvalu all aim to derive 100 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2020. Worldwatch Institute researchers contribute to leading global study on renewable energy development Washington, D.C. Renewable energy technologies set new installation records as their contribution to the global energy mix continued to climb in 2013.

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Kiribati Seeks Move To Fiji If Climate Change Makes Nation Inhospitable

Eco Friendly Daily

The coral atoll nation of Tuvalu, located in the Pacific, is considered in significant danger of being eliminated by rising seas and increased storms. According to the 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, world sea levels will rise between 7 and 23 inches by the year 2100. Numerous studies since have been performed, all with varying estimations regarding sea level rises. However, the general consensus is there will be an increase even greater than estimated back in 2007.

International Fisheries Management Commission Agrees to Strategy to Amend Measures to End Pacific Bigeye Tuna Overfishing

Green (Living) Review

Members: Australia , China, Canada, Cook Islands, European Union, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, France, Japan, Kiribati, Korea, Republic of Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Chinese Taipei, Tonga, Tuvalu, United States of America, Vanuatu. HONOLULU, HI, December 16, 2010: On Friday, the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) concluded its week-long 7th Regular Session, in Ko Olina, Hawaii.

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Solution Search: Local Projects Inspire Global Action

Conservancy Talk

Finalists also included projects to boost reef resilience in Tuvalu, protect homes from brushfire in Togo, restore mangrove forests in Bangladesh and use cook stove waste to improve soil nutrients in Africa. Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive By Investing in Nature. You can follow Mark on Twitter @MarkTercek. Global conservation challenges are very complex.

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Analysis by country of fossil fuel burning-based Carbon Debt and Carbon Credit

Green Blog

Fossil fuel burning yielding the greenhouse gas (GHG) carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major component of man-made global warming. In relation to carbon pollution from the burning of fossil fuels, Net Carbon Debt is equal to the Historical Carbon Debt (from fossil fuel burning since the start of the Industrial Revolution in circa 1750) minus the Carbon Credit (the residual carbon pollution from fossil fuel burning permitted between now and zero emissions in 2050).