When Tuvalu, a string of atolls in the Pacific Ocean with a population of 11,000, received fresh water from a Russian-backed breakaway region of Georgia last month, the emergency shipment had strings attached.
Russia established diplomatic ties with Tuvalu, a Pacific island nation that became at least the fifth country to recognize Georgia’s two breakaway regions, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said on its website today.
Climate delegates in Durban negotiating ways to protect forests as a means of storing carbon have snagged on disagreements over private financing after the Pacific island of Tuvalu balked at the use of market mechanisms.
Okay, fine. You're persuaded that climate change is a problem. So if we can work out the costs and benefits of reducing carbon emissions, we'll be able to decide on the cheapest course of action, right?
The Maldives, Kiribati and Tuvalu risk extinction from rising seas because nations aren’t stepping up commitments to cut greenhouse gases, a bloc of 43 island countries said as United Nations climate talks began in Mexico.