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Yearbook 2007

Tuvalu. According to CountryAAH, the countries that emit the most greenhouse gases must compensate Tuvalu for the effects of warming. This was stated by the country's deputy prime minister, Tavau Teii, at the UN Climate Summit in New York in September.

2007 Tuvalu

Tuvalu is only an average of two meters above sea level and the islands are disappearing into the sea. According to some studies, the country is gone in 30-40 years. Tuvalu signed an agreement in 2001 with New Zealand, which promised to receive 75 tuvaluans a year threatened by homelessness. However, the fact that the islands are decomposed depends not only on global warming but also on human environmental impact, for example. tree shredding and the removal of sand from the beaches for use as building material. Tuvalu lacks fresh water and the residents must therefore store rainwater.

In his address to the UN, the Deputy Prime Minister said that Tuvalu should not rely on aid in terms of climate impact, but that the "large greenhouse gas emissions should pay for the impact they cause". Tavau Teii suggested that the money to vulnerable countries like Tuvalu should be taken from new taxes on air travel and on cargo trips. He also launched an idea of ​​an international insurance policy for countries affected by the effects of climate change.

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