Preparation of Third National Communication (TNC) under the UNFCCC In relation to many SIDS, Tuvalu is extremely vulnerable to climate change and its impacts. Given that communities are very much aware of global warming and its damaging effects, they still continue to fight for their survival and future better livelihood. In every Conference of the Parties (COPs) and other Climate Change dialogues, Tuvalu continuously expressed a common phrase that “if you save Tuvalu, you save the world”. This is the Prime Minister’s impassioned phrasing challenging the parties to meet their obligations under the UNFCCC and its protocols. Ratifying the UNFCCC and its protocols including the Paris Agreement was part of Tuvalu obligation towards addressing climate change impacts. Generally, Tuvalu signed and ratified the United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on 8th June,1992 and has also ratified the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement. Having identifying detrimental environmental concerns such as coastal erosion, salt water intrusion and drought, it built efforts to develop its National Environmental Management Strategy (NEMS) in 1997, the National Adaptation Program of Action (NAPA) in 2007 and other new climate policies and strategies to ensure policy actions are effectively in place as well environmental and socioeconomic safeguards including gender are respectfully realized and implemented. The main focus for the stocktaking assessment of the 3NC include the following activities and outputs:
Institutional strengthening of Tuvalu's NDA and Preparation of Country Programme - The Tuvalu Readiness-1 project will highly support mechanisms on strengthening the NDA’s capacity and building on that capacity to deliver concise and effective measures in addressing climate finance, enhancing engagement with GCF, building on national stakeholders and private sectors, women and vulnerable groups communication whilst engaging them in decision making and voicing their opinions to build a reflective Country Programme and strategic framework.
Project Coordinator: Susan Tupulaga Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org ISAAC project is a 3 year project commencing in 2017 and funded by USAID and jointly implemented by SPC, SPREP and PIFS covering 4 countries including Tuvalu, Fiji, Palau and Samoa. The main focal areas of ISAAC project are awreness and capacity building, policy development, climate change adaptation divided across three main key result areas; 1. Intergrated Institutional frameworks and national capacity stregthened 2. Accessing Climate Finance 3. Regional cooperation and corrdination and stregthening Some of the project's achievements include; 1. supporting the NIE accrediation process in providing assistance to develop tools under Ministry of Finance 2.Supporting review of Environmental Impact Assessment 3. Establishment of Environmental Social Safeguard (ESS) as one of the requirement for NIE Accreditation process 4. Development of Payout policy and methodology for the Tuvalu Survival Fund 5. Supporting 20 students to persue Project Management IV Courses 6. Supporting the development of the Climate Change Web Portal 7. Contribute and participate in Awareness Activities 8. Establish Data and Information for vulnerable sectors (in progress) 9. Awareness activities on the tools/policy and regulation developed (for 2019)
TIVA Data Analyst: Faatupu Simeti Contact : email@example.com 00688 - 20517 Partnership House Department of Climate Change and Disaster Climate change has always been a threat to all countries in the world. Tuvalu a country that consists of nine small atolls with a population of approximately twelve thousand people is mostly affected by climate change. The Tuvalu Integrated Vulnerability Assessment (TIVA) is a collection of existing secondary data and also views from the people to help carry out a vulnerability assessment. Tuvalu has signed a memorandum of understanding between its Government and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) regarding support for the Tuvalu Integrated Vulnerability Assessment (TIVA) by the National Adaptation Plan Global Network (NAP GB). The collection of data from all the Islands of Tuvalu started in the beginning of this year 2018 and its still in the process of developing a TIVA Data base to improve IVA-data consistency, storage and presentation.
Project Coordinator : Mr. Tomu Hauma Since 2015, under the sponsorship of the New Zealand Government, the Strengtening Water Security of Vulnerable Island States Project (shortened for the Water Security Project) started off in five island countries - Cook Islands, Kiribati, Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), Tokelau and Tuvalu. The project was particularly ignited by the 2011 drought epidemic in Tuvalu and thus developed to not only address impacts of drought in the five island countries but to also at least support and resolve other hazards on drinking water and its supplies. Such support has to be address through the project team efforts and the existing network of water related institutions on each of the five island countries. Thus both the Government and Civil Societies have their own part to play in the mix of addressing water problems in each of the five implementing countries. The project is regionally coordinated by the SPC, and implemented at the national level by each of the five island countries.
"Te Kaniva" was the first Tuvalu climate change policy presented by the former Hon. Apisai Ielemia in 2012, refering to a "traditional travelling method of using stars and daily weather patterns by our ancestors when they go on a long journey on a fishing expedition" meaning that TCCP will help the nation chart a way through the many impacts of climate change.
Tuvalu faces several development challenges as one of Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The National Strategy for Sustainable Development (2016-2020) (TK III) addresses these challenges and provides important guidelines on Tuvalu’s sustainable development.