Tuvalu and the 'Future Now Project'

Posted on 16 November 2021

At the end of October, Tuvalu’s Future Now Project (or Te Ataeao Nei Project in Tuvaluan) was launched - a new initiative by the Ministry of Justice, Communication and Foreign Affairs. The project takes a proactive stance toward what has been highlighted as the potential worst-case scenario for Tuvalu under climate change – Tuvalu’s threatened disappearance as sea levels rise and lands are submerged.
The project’s first initiative promotes diplomacy based on Tuvaluan values of olaga fakafenua (communal living systems), kaitasi (shared responsibility), and fale-pili (being a good neighbour), in the hope that these values will motivate other nations to understand their shared responsibility to address climate change and sea level rise to achieve global wellbeing.