AHEAD of COP24 the PCC is supporting a key stakeholder to travel to Alaska for the First Peoples Convening on Climate-forced displacement. Sailosi Ramatu is head of the Vunidogoloa Village, displaced by climate change. These talks will provide an indigenous perspective on climate change.
TUVALU will lead a challenge at the United Nations for recognition of its sovereignty if the country should disappear due to rising sea levels. Prime Minister Enele Sopoaga is expected to make a submission to the UN General Assembly later this year on the issue. Sopoaga said this would allow the people displaved by climate change to maintain control over their resources.
Under this plan, national borders would be demarcated using Global Positioning System Coordinates and rely on the Montevideo Convention for legitimacy.
OUR current climate change activity - Breaking waves - is a research on existing relocation work in Fiji, the Solomon Islands, Kiribati and Tuvalu. Research in Fiji and the Solomon Islands has been completed. Part of the work on Tuvalu and Kiribati has been completed. This research will help governments design effective relocation guidelines for internal migration (the Solomons and Fiji) and provide options for Kiribati and Tuvalu.