Sinking Tuvalu ponders how it can still be a nation when it’s ...

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Sinking Tuvalu ponders how it can still be a nation when it’s got no land

Sea levels surrounding the low-lying Pacific archipelago have risen 0.5cm a year since 1993 thanks to climate change

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Tuvalu is looking at legal ways to retain ownership of its maritime zones and recognition as a state even if the Pacific island nation is completely submerged due to climate change, its foreign minister said on Tuesday.

“We’re actually imagining a worst-case scenario, where we are forced to relocate or our lands are submerged,” said Simon Kofe.

“We’re looking at legal avenues where we can retain our ownership of our maritime zones, retain our recognition as a state under international law. So those are steps that we are taking, looking into the future,” he said...

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