Country Reports

Country Reports

Barbados Programme of Action + 10 (BPoA) 

National Assessment Reports: 
Tuvalu (2003; 57kb)


Pacific Environment Outlook
 (2005; 30.99mb)

The Conference on Small Island Developing States (Barbados Conference, 1994) highlighted the importance of island biodiversity as an ecological corridor linking major areas of biodiversity around the world. The conference called for international co-operation and partnership to support the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in their efforts to conserve, protect and restore their ecosystems. The Barbados Plan of Action recognizes the importance of the coastal zone as a source of subsistence and economic development.

Country Strategy Papers and National Indicative Programmes [European Union - EDF9]
Tuvalu (2002-2007; 1.17mb)

Country Strategy Papers and National Indicative Programmes [European Union - EDF10]
Tuvalu (2008-2013; 2.98mb)

Least Developed Country [LCDs] reports
Tuvalu (2006?; 389kb)

see also 'Voices of the Least Developed Countries of Asia and the Pacific' (2005; 1.46mb)

Legislative Reviews 
Tuvalu (1994; 9.22mb) / Tuvalu (2007; 240kb)

see also:

Marine turtle legislative reviews:
Tuvalu (2010; 618kb)

Mauritius Strategy + 5 Review: National Assessment Reports [5-year Review of Progress Made in Addressing Vulnerabilities of Small Islands Developing States Through Implementation of the Mauritius Strategy for Further Implementation (MSI) of the
Barbados Programme of Action (BPOA) ] 

Tuvalu (2010; 641kb)

Millenium Development Goals National Reports
Tuvalu (2006; 1.09mb)

Pacific Islands Regional MDG - Goal 7: Ensure environmental sustainability (2004; 324kb)
Pacific Islands Regional MDG Full Report

see also ADB Key Indicators 2006 for progress towards Millenium Development Goal 7: ensuring environmental sustainability (2006)

see also Millenium Ecosystem Assessment Website and Reports

Montreal Protocol: National Compliance Action Strategies to implement the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer
Tuvalu ( 111kb)

National Action Programmes (NAP) to combat land degradation [UNCCD]
Tuvalu (2006; 636kb)

National Capacity Self Assessment (NCSA) 
NCSA Status (NCSA website)
Tuvalu

National Climate Change Policy
Tuvalu (2012, 600KB) NEW!!!

National Communications Support Programme [Climate] Profiles
 [UNDP]
Tuvalu

National Disaster Risk Management Plan
Tuvalu (2012-2016, 1MB)

National Environment Management Strategy (NEMS) 

Tuvalu (1997; 8.86mb)

National Integrated Water Resource Management : Diagnostic Reports - drafts only [SOPAC]
Tuvalu (2007; 815kb)

National Invasive Species Strategy

see Invasive alien species in the Austral-Pacific region: national reports and directory of resources [GISP] (2002; 3.75mb)

see also Invasives Species on Pacific Islands [reports] - HEAR / PIER project website

National [Sustainable] Development Plans / Strategies [ForumSec]
Tuvalu : Tekakeega II 2005-2015 (2005; 1.36mb)

National Assessment Reports: 
Tuvalu (2003; 826kb)

ADB Reports: 
Tuvalu (2003; 325kb)

see also:

SPC Country Joint Country Stategies in support of National Strategies for Sustainable Development :
Tuvalu

Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change [PACC] - reports, activities and PACC news updates
Tuvalu

Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change [PACC] - report of in-country consultations 
Tuvalu (2009; 116kb)

Pacific Regional Energy Assessment: Country Reports (PIREP) 
Tuvalu (2004; 1.81mb)

Regional overview report (2004; 2.59mb)

Peristant Organic Pollutants (POPs): Country Plans
Tuvalu (2003; 313kb)

National Implementation Plans (NIPs)
Tuvalu (2008; 1.2mb)

The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal (Basel Convention, 1989), the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade (Rotterdam Convention, 1998) and the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) (Stockholm Convention, 2001) together provide an international framework for the environmentally sound management of hazardous chemicals throughout their life cycles.

Sea Level & Climate: their present state: Country reports
Tuvalu (2006; 2.14mb)

Ships' Waste Management in Pacific Islands Ports: Country reports
Tuvalu

Solid Waste Characterisation and Management Plans
Tuvalu (2000; 240kb)

State of the Environment Reports
Tuvalu (1993; 9.2mb)

see also State of the Environment of the South Pacific 1983 (UNEP: 1983; 1.66mb)
see also State of the marine environment in the South Pacific Region (1990; 3.48mb)
see also State of the Environment of the South Pacific 2005 (2005; 382kb; see also ~http://www.unescap.org/esd/environment/soe/2005/mainpub/ ~) 
see also Regional perspectives: Asia and the Pacific (UNEP, GEO-4. 2007; 382 kb)

see also the archive of SPREP Country Reports between 1980-1983 as follows:
Tuvalu (1981; 589kb)

United Nations. Common Country Assessments
Tuvalu (2002; 828kb)

see also United Nations. Development Assistance Frameworks 2003-2007:
Tuvalu (2002; 464kb)

United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED: Brazil, 1992)
Country Reports : Tuvalu (1992; 42mb)

The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED, 1992) and the Rio Declaration highlighted the need for sustainable development-socially responsible economic development that protects the resource base and the environment for the benefit of future generations. The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), which was one of the outcome instruments of the UNCED process, also highlights the need for conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of its components, and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources.

United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (UNCBD)
National Reports: Tuvalu 4 (2009; 570kb)

see also Country profiles compiled by the Secretariat for the UNCBD.

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), which was one of the outcome instruments of the UNCED process, highlights the need for conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of its components, and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources.

United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (Land Degradation) (UNCCD)
First National Reports:
Tuvalu (2000; 482kb)

Second National Reports:
Tuvalu (2002; 42kb)

National Action Programmes (NAP) to combat land degradation 
Tuvalu (2006; 636kb)

see also UNCCD Country Profiles:
Tuvalu

see also UNCCD Reports clearinghouse mechanism

The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification is an agreement to combat desertification and mitigate the effects of drought through national action programs that incorporate long-term strategies supported by international cooperation and partnership arrangements.

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
(i) National Communications and In-depth Reviews
Tuvalu (1999; 5.37mb),

(ii) National Action Plans on Adaptation (NAPA) 
Tuvalu (2007; 2.2mb)

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC,1992) is concerned with global warming and the consequent rise in sea levels that may result in the flooding of coastal areas, and submerging islands, which could adversely affect coastal communities. The treaty aims at reducing emissions of greenhouse gas in order to combat global warming. Although the treaty as originally framed set no mandatory limits on greenhouse gas emissions for individual nations and contained no enforcement provisions; it did include provisions for updates (called "protocols") that would set mandatory emission limits. The principal update is the Kyoto Protocol.