Tuvalu residents get rare ‘climate asylum’ in Australia The Pacific archipelago is seriously threatened by climate change. All 11,200 residents are allowed to live, work and study in Australia.
The agreement struck by Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Friday is rare. Australia has a strict asylum policy; Special visas are also required if you want to go on vacation or work or study temporarily.
Tuvalu consists of nine low-lying islands located between Australia and Hawaii. It is one of the countries most at risk of serious impacts from climate change.
Under the agreement, Australia accepts 280 people from Tuvalu annually. This represents 2.5 percent of the population. Finally, hello everyone. Albanese announced that if climate change renders the country uninhabitable, all residents will be provided with shelter.
After the signing of the treaty, Tuvaluans have not yet applied for asylum in Australia en masse.
Tuvalu wants to preserve the culture in a digital version of it
Australia will also release funds for land expansion in Tuvalu. This would make the capital, Funafuti, 6 percent larger. The agreement also includes agreements on better protection of the population.
Tuvalu has been fighting for years to make climate change mandatory. During the COP-27 climate summit, Foreign Minister Simon Coffey announced that the country wants to build a digital version of itself. In this way the history and culture of the archipelago must be preserved.
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