Tuvalu 2007

Yearbook 2007

Tuvalu. According to CountryAAH, Vaiaku is the capital city of Tuvalu. 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.

Tuvalu Funafuti Places to Visit

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.

Economic conditions

Tuvalu is one of the least developed countries in Oceania, heavily dependent on international aid (particularly from Great Britain) and emigrant remittances. The economic growth it is seriously compromised by adverse climatic factors, by the inadequacy of transport and communication infrastructures, by the huge external debt and by the dependence on foreign countries for the purchase of many essential goods. The main crop is that of the coconut palm, which feeds the export of copra. The other crops (tropical fruit trees, vegetables, legumes) are almost exclusively subsistence. Important items of the economy are fishing and, above all, the sale of licenses to foreign fleets, thanks to the vast extension of territorial waters (500,000 km2). Industrial activity is completely marginal, with the exception of small textile and food companies. The greatest proceeds come from philatelic issues for collectors, although from the last years of the 20th century. this activity is losing importance. The state is the main employer, providing employment for over 50% of the active population. The islands of the archipelago are too small, scarcely accessible and lacking in infrastructure to allow the development of tourism with a significant economic weight. It was only in 1994, with the use of Thai capital, that the construction of some accommodation facilities began.

HISTORY

British protectorate from the end of the 19th century. with the name of Ellice Islands, in 1916 Tuvalu received the status of a colony, united with the neighboring group of the Gilbert Islands ; having separated from the latter and assumed the current name in 1975, in 1978 it became independent within the Commonwealth. In the following years the archipelago continued to present a high level of political instability, aggravated by the difficult economic conditions. Tuvalu became a member of the UN in 2000.

 

Tuvalu weather in March, April and May

Daily temperatures averaging 31 ° C are to be expected over the next three months. The temperatures hardly fluctuate during this time.

Do you want to go on a beach holiday? The water temperatures are in March, April and May at about 29 ° C. This is great weather for a great time on the beach and in the water.

The expected rainfall is around 20 days in March, around 19 days in April and around 18 days in May.

In the period from March to May , the sun shines an average of 6 to 7 hours a day. The sunniest weather is in April in Funafuti, but with a little less sun you have to get by in March.